Once upon a time, I had the vast good fortune to spend several days working with Myron Redford, formerly of Amity Vineyards. The self-proclaimed 'Godfather of Oregon Pinot Blanc' made no bones about it: Pinot Blanc, and particularly Oregon Pinot Blanc, was a wine deserving of our attention and awaiting our drinking pleasure.
Fast-forward a few decades, and Myron is no longer with Amity. Amity was bought out by larger interests, and I haven't seen their Pinot Blanc in years. But the mantle of Oregon Pinot Blanc has been taken up by Willakenzie, which is wholly appropriate. Willakenzie, a certified sustainable estate which is named after a soil type and takes as its slogan, 'Dirt Matters', is the perfect champion for Pinot Blanc.
Willakenzie's Pinot Blanc, 100% estate-grown, is a thing of beauty. Whole cluster-fermented, and aged in large old oak, it retains a fresh, vibrant fruit character along with a creamy, rich weight on the palate. Aromas and flavors of roasted apple, fresh sweet corn, pear, peach, almond blossom, and lime zest. It finishes juicy and rich, but with great acidity and bracing mineral notes.
It is, simply, delicious. You will want more than one bottle, so we're selling it in pairs.
Sale is online only, through Sunday, August 28, or when product runs out. Pickup is in-store at your convenience. Just click on the Specials tab above to find your savings.