2011 Z’IVO Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc

12.0% alc., 220 cases, $N/A. Inaugural vintage for this wine. The fruit is a rare spontaneous mutation of Pinot Noir known as the Gouges clone. Vinified in 50% neutral oak and 50% stainless steel. · Very light straw color and clear in the glass. Intriguing aromas of applesauce, apple core, sap and a subtle floral note. Light in weight with bracing lemon-lime acidity, offering flavors of green apples and honey in a crisp, dry French style. Needs food, and I would chill the wine and serve with shellfish, particularly oysters. Good. Reviewed June 4, 2013

Winery: Z'IVO Wines
From article: Oregon Pinot Noir Doctors