Our good friend Jacques called our attention to this word of appreciation for our Pinot Blanc from Bill Daley’s column in the Chicago Tribune on Sept. 3:
The best domestic pinot blancs I have tasted have been when I visited Oregon. St. Innocent, Witness Tree, Bethel Heights all have pinot blanc, but often they are only available through the winery due to small production.
Other people have been surprised lately to discover how much they like this neglected grape, like Pinot Camper Alan Hagedorn who posted this on his blog back on June 23 (Alan’s wine blog at www.royal-liquors.com):
day 2 of pinot camp I think it is interesting that the wine that made the biggest impression on me at pinot camp was not pinot noir but pinot blanc, a white mutation of pinot noir.. from bethel heights a beautiful, rounded aromatic but not sweet wine knocked my socks off last night at the pre tasting event at domaine serene which was beautiful too, and luckily today at Oregon cool whites we tasted it again blind and luckily I was able to pick it out from a flight of 6 .
Here is Bill Daley’s whole story on “The Cinderella Grape:” http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/chi-wine-pinot-blanc-3sep03,0,6870101.story