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2010 The Four Graces Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • forceberry wrote: 92 points

    June 1, 2021 - 13,3% alcohol. Tasted blind.

    Quite concentrated and rather intense yellow-green color. Big, heady nose with a huge blast of canned peaches, followed by some sappy, green notes of birch leaves - I wonder if there's a subtle hint of acetaldehyde here? - and fragrant aromas of clover honey, some meadow flowers, a little bit of steely minerality and a touch of fresh apple. Nice! The wine is ripe and juicy on the palate, but surprisingly somewhat lighter and leaner than what the nose made to expect, showing only a medium body and quite nice, high acidity. Rich, layered flavors of sweet Golden Delicious apple, some honeyed tones, a little bit of stony minerality, light spicy tones, developed hints of apricot marmalade and peanut butter and a tangy, slightly green touch of birch leaves - perhaps aldehydes. The alcohol lends a bit of warmth to the palate. The finish is ripe, bright and quite lengthy with persistent flavors of ripe yellow stone fruits, some stony mineral tones, a little bit of honeyed richness, light nuances of exotic spices and a hint of apricot marmalade.

    A rich but also surprisingly fresh and harmonious Oregon Pinot Blanc that has not only survived but developed beautifully for 10+ years. The fruit department feels quite ripe and borderline exotic, but as the wine doesn't come across as big, dull or heavy, but instead surprisingly light and crunchy, the balance seems to be just on point here. There's a slightest hint of leafy greenness, which either might be aldehydic greenness resulting from subtle oxidation happening over the years, or then there's a small portion of fruit that never reached full ripeness. While these slightly green tones don't really fit the wine that well, they really never manage to be bothersome or distract from the pleasure. All in all, a fine, balanced new world Pinot Blanc that shows some age and carries it well. A terrific purchase at 22€.

  • Jshire Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 20, 2020 - Still with a lot of fruit , apricot, kiwi, and pear. Clean and fresh still shows well.
    excellent with linguini and clams.

  • Ruzichj wrote: 84 points

    January 26, 2013 - medium to light body, good summer wine, cleanses the palate

  • Jake112380 wrote: 91 points

    July 6, 2011 - Light straw color. Juicy pear on the nose, with granny smith apple and slight peach on the palate. The fruit is prominent, but not overpowering since it is balanced by a healthy dose of acidity. There are some citrus notes in the (long) finish. Great wine for a warm summer evening.

  • d2 Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 27, 2011 - This has got to be the best Pinot Blanc I've ever had. Almost clear in color, it has lovely aromas of peach and pear. Juicy peach on the palate with overtones of pear, green apple, and lemon. Refreshing and delicious.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White
  • Producer The Four Graces
  • Varietal Pinot Blanc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Willamette Valley
  • UPC Code 185977000038

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  • In Cellars 24 (23%)
  • Consumed 80 (77%)

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