Full Review

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate
2015 White Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate
2015 White Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Golden yellow color. Creamy, fruity aromas and flavors of peach-pineapple buttercream, nougat, and spiced white cherries and apricots with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long coconut cake, vanilla caramel toffee, and sweet and peppery spices finish with crunchy tannins and a suggestion of oak. An elegant and flavorful white wine for all occasions.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: peach-pineapple buttercream, nougat, and spiced white cherries and apricots
Taste Flavor: coconut cake, vanilla caramel toffee, and sweet and peppery spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Chicken Shawarma, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant and flavorful white wine for all occasions.

The Producer

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate, Inc.

The Producer
20875 SW Chapman Rd
Sherwood, OR 97140
USA
1 503- 625-6902

Their Portfolio

94 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2011 Beacon Hill, Chardonnay, Yamhill-Carlton 13% (USA) $36.00.
91 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2012 Beacon Hill, Chardonnay, Yamhill-Carlton 13.9% (USA) $38.00.
91 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2009 Estate Reserve, Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 14.1% (USA) $38.00.
90 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2009 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 14.0% (USA) $25.00.
92 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2010 Estate Reserve, Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 13.1% (USA) $42.00.
90 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2010 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 12.8% (USA) $30.00.
89 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2012 Estate, Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 14.1% (USA) $48.00.
91 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2011 Hilltop Reserve, Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 13.1% (USA) $45.00.
92 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2013 Estate, Rosé, Chehalem Mountains 13.2% (USA) $30.00.
90 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2013 Estate, Riesling, Willamette Valley 11.1% (USA) $28.00.
91 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2012 Estate, Chardonnay, Yamhill-Carlton 13.9% (USA) $38.00.
94 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 Willamette Valley, Riesling, Chehalem Mountains 12% (USA) $32.00.
92 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 Estate White, Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
92 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2013 Reserve, Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains 13.5% (USA) $45.00.
92 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2013 Estate Reserve, Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 13.3% (USA) $48.00.
93 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2012 "Sheila" Estate Reserve, Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 14.3% (USA) $85.00.
91 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 14.3% (USA) $32.00.
93 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2015 White Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 14.2% (USA) $50.00.
93 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2013 Reserve, Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains 13.5% (USA) $45.00.
93 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2012 Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 14.1% (USA) $48.00.
93 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 Vineyard Estates, Riesling, Chehalem Mountains 12% (USA) $32.00.
80 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2014 Chehalem Vineyards, Late Harvest Riesling, Chehalem Mountains 11.1% (USA) $45.00.
85 Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 2016 Estate Reserve, Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains 13.3% (USA) $48.00.

Other US White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
While white varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling are very important throughout wine regions in the US, there are numerous others planted in various zones. In California, Italian varieties such as Pinot Grigio and Arneis can be found, while producers in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles work with white Rhone varieties such as Marsanne and Viognier.

New York State works with hybrid grapes, both French and American. Among these are Cayuga, Seyval Blanc and Vignoles. This last grape is also grown in various Midwest states such as Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.