2017 Pinot Blanc – Double Gold in Six Nations Wine Challenge

We’re excited to announce our 2017 Pinot Blanc was awarded Double Gold in the 2018 Six Nations Wine Challenge! It was not only the highest rated Pinot Blanc, but also a top wine of its class.

Since 2003, Six Nations Wine Challenge invites prominent wine experts from each of the leading New World wine countries: USA, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The experts nominate their top 100 wines to be included in the competition. At a week-long convention in Sydney Australia, the judges blind taste hundreds of nominated wines.

“Because the wines are all selected by each of the judges the standard of wine quality must surely be higher than any competition of this size in the world” – Bob Campbell, New Zealand Master of Wine

This score posted online at sixnationswine.com 

 

 

Outstanding! rating from Great Northwest Wine

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Our 2013 Pinot Blanc got top marks from Great Northwest Wine:

“Few in the Pacific Northwest are as devoted to Pinot Blanc as the Campbell clan, and there may be none as talented working with it year after year — especially in a trying vintage. Estate vineyards young and two-decades old come together for this stunning and complex white from Wine Press Northwest’s 2007 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year. The nose is filled with juicy peach, ripe pear, dried pineapple and quince, along with touches of cardamom and honey. It’s rich and round on the entry with its flavors of fresh-cut pineapple and honeydew melon before pink grapefruit creates beautiful balance acidity and minerality adds to a graceful finish. Outstanding!” – Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

90 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2013 Pinot Blanc received 90 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine:

“This lovely wine shows perfect physiological ripeness, with high acidity intact. Melon and white peach fruit flavors anchor a snappy, fresh, all-stainless style.” -Paul Gregutt

Sunset Magazine recommends our Pinot Blanc

When the temperature reaches into the 90’s, even habitual Pinot Noir drinkers might need something more refreshing…  Sunset Magazine recommends our crisp 2013 Pinot Blanc:

“We never dismiss a good gin and tonic.  But it’s entirely possible to enjoy a nice class of wine when the weather gets warm… For white wine, choose crisp over oaky or buttery. Pinot blanc is a great refresher too, like the 2013 produced by Oregon’s Elk Cove Vineyards ($19).  For us, the hotter the weather, the colder we like our white wine.” – Sunset Magazine, July 2014, pg 106

2012 Pinot Blanc: 90 Points in Wine Enthusiast

Our 2012 Pinot Blanc  received 90 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

“Melon and apple fruit flavors are lightly buttery, fresh and spicy.  The underlying minerality adds textural interest to this light, elegant and stylish offering.” – Paul Gregutt

This review was posted in Wine Enthusiast’s Buying Guide in June, 2014.

Twin Cities Statement Magazine

Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

“…try any one and know that they’ve got the essence of Oregon captured in all of their wines. The Pinot Blanc is clean, crisp, and beautifully aromatic. Lean and racy, it provides a wonderful accompaniment to shellfish.” – Kristin Kowalski (September 1, 2009)

Bon Appetit Magazine

2011 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

8 Wines under $20 – that you can actually find — The Wine Insider’s Guide Hall of Fame. “A classy chardonnay substitute.” (October 1, 2012)

Wine Spectator

2004 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

88 Points “Soft and round, with a tinge of apricot to the citrus and apple flavors, persisting well. Drink now.” – Harvey Steiman (April 30, 2006)

Wine Press Northwest

2008 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

Excellent! (January 1, 2010)

Wine Press Northwest

2009 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

Excellent! “Few other wineries in Oregon approach this variety with as much dedication. Aromas of Golden Delicious apple, jasmine, orange blossom, lemon peel, chalkboard dust and a dab of petroleum jelly. It’s a smooth delivery of more apple, lemon chiffon and pineapple with orange pith, almond and fennel in the farewell.” (December 31, 2010)

Wine Enthusiast

2004 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

89 Points Buying Guide. (July 31, 2005)

Wine Enthusiast

2005 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

89 Points “There’s a nice, melony center to this wine, with suggestions of lightly spiced pears and green apples. The fruit is lively and pure, and the wine has a nice lift to it. The spices kick in at midpalate and carry through a long and thoroughly satisfying finish. Very good winemaking in an elegant style; the alcohol clocks in at a sensible 13%.” – Paul Gregutt (August 31, 2006)