Winter’s Hill Estate 2014 Reserve Pinot Blanc, Dundee Hills, $29

By on March 29, 2016

2014 Pinot Blanc_frontThis spring, Dundee Hills winemaker Russell Gladhart – who has taken over those duties from his wife program – releases this reserve expression of Pinot Blanc. He pressed the lot whole cluster and fermented in a trio of neutral oak barrels. Also, no malolactic fermentation was allowed, and that’s obvious. Often, Pinot Blanc is presented as a demur white wine. Here, the delicate aromas of elderflower, alyssum, orange and kiwi fruit. Inside, it’s quite racy with flavors of navel orange, Granny Smith apple and kiwi. The acidity is appropriate and lovely, leading to a finish of rhubarb. Reach for this refreshing wine with shellfish or while on the deck.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 55 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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