Winter’s Hill Estate 2014 Pearly Everlasting White Table Wine, Dundee Hills, $25

By on February 27, 2016

winters-hill-estate-pearly-everlasting-2014-labelThe Gladharts have bottled Pinot Blanc on its own for nearly a decade, but this was the first time they’d created a blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. They name it for a member of the sunflower family found on their estate near Dundee, Ore., a plant that serves as a nursery and source of nectar to butterflies. Aromatically, this blend hints at Asian pear, star fruit, dried apple, celery stock and a whiff of smoke – a sign of its partial fermentation in neutral French oak barrels. Its pleasing mouth feel show more of Pinot Blanc’s subtle elegance as Bosc pear and starfuit flavors are joined by a medium-dry finish, a dusting of minerality, white pepper and endearing crispness.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 75 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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