South Stage Cellars 2014 Pinot Blanc, Rogue Valley, $24

By on February 24, 2016

south-stage-cellars-logoAshland, Ore., winemaker Eric Weisinger collaborates with the Moore family for this regal expression of lightly regarded Pinot Blanc from Pleasant View Vineyard near Bear Creek in Talent. The lovely nose bring to mind tropical fruit, lemon meringue pie and pear with astounding florals of gardenia and magnolia. Orchard fruit flavors of pear, lemon and lime come together with an elegant texture as pear skin and nuttiness are brushed aside by a deliciously tart food-friendly finish that allows minerality to linger. Suggested pairings range from cheese such as Edam, Gruyere, Manchego and white cheddar to seafood offerings of grilled tuna, sushi and swordfish or more simple fare  – chicken, turkey or veal. Look for this inside the Moores’ historic brick tasting room in Jacksonville.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 117 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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