Leah Jørgensen Cellars 2014 Panner-Hanson Vineyard Loiregon Sauvignon Blanc, Rogue Valley, $20

By on October 24, 2015

leah-Jørgensen-cellars-panner-hanson-vineyard-loiregon-sauvignon-blanc-2014-bottleWine Press Northwest’s 2014 Oregon Winery to Watch continues to create charming — and sometimes geeky — wines from Southern Oregon fruit using France’s Loire Valley as the template. The approach here by Leah Jørgensen takes a Pouilly-Fumé angle with this 1-acre block farmed by the Moore family, Southern Oregon’s second-generation winegrowing pioneers. The theme is one of Golden Delicious apple, grilled pear, spearmint, fresh thyme, flint and white truffle oil. Its structure offers a rounded midpalate of honeydew melon balanced by a fun flash of sweet lime in the finish. These fascinating wines are available in Portland via Corridor #5 Distribution and in the Puget Sound region through American Northwest Distribution. Suggested pairings include white fish, goat cheese, grilled asparagus, oysters and sushi.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 122 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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