Bright, fruity, crisp style. Overt and pretty aromas of fresh young pear, honey, starfruit, honeydew, and flower. Bold and crisp mouthfeel with generous flavors of pear, mineral, melon, and spice, interwoven with well-balanced acidity. The Pinot blanc adds a slight creamy texture with fruit aromas, while Muscat adds flowery sweetness. Auxerrois supplies additional interest, extra mouthfeel and body to the blend. Peak drinkability will be between 2004 - 2005.
A combination of determination and extraordinary people has brought Willamette Valley Vineyards from an idea to one of the region's leading wineries, earning the title "One of America's Great Pinot Noir Producers," from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Founder, Jim Bernau, purchased the Estate site in 1983 and cleared away the old pioneer plum orchard hidden in scotch broom and blackberry vines. He planted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. In the beginning, he hand watered the... View More