Tyee Wine Pinot Blanc 1996

Pinot Blanc from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$7.99
Item No. 3221
  • white wine
  • WE86

Winemaker's Notes

Our Pinot Blanc is light yellow in color and has varietal aromas and flavors of ripe pears and apples with floral, spicy, nutty aromatic notes. The wine is crisp and fruity and has a well balanced, full bodied, mineral-like finish. This wine was partially fermented (30%) in older French oak barrels adding a delicate smoky, toasty character. The delicate flavors and crisp fruitiness of Tyee Pinot blanc make it an excellent food wine particularly with shellfish and seafoods of the Pacific Northwest.

Learn About Tyee Wine

Tyee Wine Cellars was founded in 1985 by two couples, David and Margy Buchanan, and Barny Watson and Nola Moiser. Tyee Wine Cellars is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley near Corvallis, Oregon. Our vineyard and winery are on the Buchanan Family Century farm nestled between the foothills of Oregon's Coast Range and the valley floor, in close proximity to a winding creek. With rich soils and a moderate, cool climate, the Willamette Valley is similar in terroir to the great wine regions of Burgundy, France and Northern Italy.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc(pee-no blahnk) Pretty and Simple A mutation of the Pinot family, Pinot Blanc was once commonly mistaken for Chardonnay - it looks quite similar on the vine. But true Pinot Blanc lacks most Chardonnay characteristics. The grape is most at home in Alsace, where it is used both in blends as well as a sole varietal. It's also found in Italy...

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