Elk Cove Vineyards 2013 Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley, $19
Few in the Pacific Northwest are as devoted to Pinot Blanc as the Campbell clan, and there may be none as talented working with it year after year — especially in a trying vintage. Estate vineyards young and two-decades old come together for this stunning and complex white from Wine Press Northwest’s 2007 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year. The nose is filled with juicy peach, ripe pear, dried pineapple and quince, along with touches of cardamom and honey. It’s rich and round on the entry with its flavors of fresh-cut pineapple and honeydew melon before pink grapefruit creates beautiful balance acidity and minerality adds to a graceful finish.
Production: 1,250 cases