2020 Bryn Mawr Vineyards David’s Block Pinot blanc

Eola-Amity Hills,
Willamette Valley,

12.9% alcohol

Empty bottle weight: 15.9 ounces // 451 grams

Cork closure 

LIVE-certified vineyard

100 cases produced

Pinot blanc is one of my favorite grape varietals! Almost a dozen years ago, Bryn Mawr planted an Alsatian clone, and I believe they chose the right one for their vineyard site. Once the grapes were ripe, winemaker Rachel Rose fermented the juice in a neutral egg with the lees for 5 months. This treatment enhanced the wine in some really unique ways.


Tart aromas of lemons and Asian pears gave way to a sweet floral note of orange blossoms. Ripe pears and dried hay round out this Pinot blanc’s bouquet.


Rich and creamy, I loved the layered texture with tart, citrus flavors of Meyer lemons, kumquats, tangerines, and Asian pears. As the wine warmed in my glass, I also tasted notes of lemon meringue pie, marzipan, and pineapple guava. The tart finish had a chalky quality that I really enjoyed.

Food pairing suggestions:

Fish taco salad // Thai ginger and garlic noodle bowls // sriracha chicken drumsticks with fennel-cabbage slaw

Sadly, the winery is already sold out of this Pinot blanc. Sorry! I highly recommend buying the next vintage as soon as the winery releases it next Spring.


Be sure to tell us how you like it in the comments!

Don’t miss our tasting notes on other Bryn Mawr wines:

2020 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Rosé of Pinot noir

2018 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay

2018 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Estate Pinot noir

2014 Bryn Mawr Rosé of Pinot noir

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