2014 Phelps Creek Vineyards “Corduroy” Columbia Gorge Pinot Noir Blanc

13.7% alc., 53 cases, $59. Dijon 115 from the Homestead Block in the Estate vineyard, as the first and highest acid pick of the season. Harvest Brix 23.3º. Fermented in oak barrel, 50% new, on the lees with battonage as needed. · Very light white pear color in the glass. Aromas of cut apple, pear, melon and warm waffle are fresh and appealing. Sleek on the palate with good verve, offering flavors of pear, melon, lychee, nutty oak, lees, and even a bit of lemon-lime that shows up on the finish. Easy to like, with a good cut of acidity on the finish and some length of appeal as well. The flavor profile is similar to Pinot Noir’s white brethren, Pinot Gris. One of the best examples of Pinot Noir Blanc from Oregon. Score: 90. Reviewed February 1, 2017

Winery: Phelps Creek Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines