Scott Henry IV recently embarked on his own project near Winston, Ore., and he’s found early commercial success with white varieties as his red wines mature. He sourced this fruit not from his home region of the Umpqua Valley but Daisy Creek Vineyard in the Rogue Valley, and he’s kept the focus on fruit rather than oak. That explains the aromas of dusty pear, Golden Delicious apple and lime peel. The approach to the palate is appealing with Asian pear and white peach flavors, and there’s acidity to balance the combination of residual sugar (0.5%) and two months of surlie aging. Season Cellars has no tasting room, but the wines are available via the website as well as retail stores and restaurants throughout Oregon. This wine earned a silver medal at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Production: 190 cases