Light and flowery up front, and clean. The palate is more mouthfilling than might be expected; the flavors veer toward apple and pear, and while those flavors are basic, they are persistent and clean, as is the finish. Decent acidity and overall freshness keep this wine vital. It stumbles compared to great Chardonnay, but for Oregon it’s not disappointing.
Very different, and not always a seamless package. The nose offers graham cracker, saline and the purest hit of wet dog you could ever care to inhale. But there’s also blueberry and earth aromas. The palate is tannic and tight, with some overt grapy flavor and also a note of plum or blackberry pie. All in all, this is a funky, odd wine, one that will appeal to some…
Yes, that is the official name for this tannic blend. It features tart berry fruit; a bit Zin-like; the tannins are substantial but well managed, without the chalkiness often found in southern Oregon. A good summer BBQ wine.
This starts off with a creamy, spicy mouthfeel, but leads to somewhat bitter fruit. Once swallowed, the flavors become somewhat chemical, and the wine feels flat and out of balance. Perhaps a bad bottle?
Maybe southern Oregon is too hot for white wines; at least it appears to be based on this flat, rather lifeless offering. The nose is like applesauce, while the palate is bland and lazy, with only a modicum of grapefruit working in its favor. A little banana and citrus pith on the finish save it from a worse fate.