appellation: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
variety: pinot blanc
Patton Valley Vineyard is the project of friends David Chen and Monte Pitt. Located in Gaston, OR in the Ribbon Ridge AVA of the Willamette Valley, they focus almost exclusively on single vineyard pinot noir. This pinot blanc is the result of fun side project with their vineyard manager Chuy Mora, who grows this fruit just a few towns over in St. Paul. The fruit is slowly fermented and aged in old barrel, and perfectly balances pinot blanc’s natural weight with mouthwatering acidity and mineral cut. This white is super aromatic, with a nose full of orange blossom and clean linen notes, and racy, balanced palate of honey and citrus. It's great on its own, or paired with a smoked trout spread as an aperitif.