Pinot Blanc is both under-produced and under-valued, yet delivers exceptional flavor and a distinctive profile, especially in the better vintages, such as 2013. Generous fruit flavors of apple and Asian pear dominate, buoyed with a refreshing amount of natural acidity. Delicious now, and should age well through 2017.
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.