Tony Rynders has built one of the Pacific Northwest’s most impressive winemaking résumés, and he continues to branch out under his own two brands headquartered in Gaston, Ore. Child’s Play shows off a more playful side, and he’s taken a fresh look at blending Pinot Noir (30%) with Chardonnay (70%). It’s no surprise that its nose is reminiscent of a still blanc de noir, offering fanciful hints of ripe Asian pear and peach with Juicy Fruit gum. The bright and juicy structure brings along a sprig of mint and light spice. It doesn’t try to be either Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, but rather just a delicious white wine. Suggested food pairings include Marcona almonds, Manchego cheese, steamed Manila clams and Skittles.
Production: 175 cases
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