2013 Anne Amie Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc
Wine & Spirits
As crisp as alpine air, this brisk and beautiful white has a scent of lemon zest and chalk; the overall aromatic impression is of purity and freshness. The flavors deliver a slightly broader fruit complement, melon with a spritz of lemon, with a thrilling peppery acidity that keeps the wine zesty and lifted. Great as an aperitif, or you could pair it with something light, like lemon sole.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Pinot Blanc, from the Chehalem Mountains, has one of the best aromatics for this grape variety that I encountered in Oregon with lively citrus fruit, candied orange peel and a touch of licorice. The palate is well balanced with a slight waxiness in the mouth, well-judged acidity and hints of pawpaw and dried honey on the long finish. This comes highly recommended. (NM)