Try tossing this wine into your next white wine tasting. Straw colored, without even the faintest hint of pink, it is 100% Pinot Noir, vinified as a white wine. Not sure why this was done, but the result is much like a pleasant Chardonnay, influenced by fermentation and aging in 40% new French oak.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.