Pinot blanc (also known as pinot bianco), like Pinot gris, is a genetic mutation of Pinot noir that has been cultivatedthroughout Northern Europe for centuries. Pinot blanc was first planted in Oregon in 1967, but there are still fewer than 200 acres in production here, of which four acres are at Bethel Heights, planted in 1992.
This wine is at once bright and vivacious, but also elusive and subtle. This perfectly dry Pinot Blanc is loaded with flavors of grapefruit and pear, with a deep core of minerality and a detailed, focused finish.
The 2014 Pinot Blanc Estate Grown comes from vines planted in 1992 at Bethel Heights. It has a well-defined nose that demonstrated a little more delineation than the 2015 Pinot Gris tasted alongside. The palate is fresh and crisp with a citrus-driven opening...A pleasant drop of white Oregon wine.