St. Innocent Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir Oeil de Perdrix
Wine Enthusiast Review: 91 points
"Theoretically a very light rosé, the 'Eye of the Partridge' is really a Pinot Noir blanc in this vintage, and joins a growing cohort of such wines from Oregon. Strong acids compete with some residual sugar, in a tart and sappy wine chock full of yellow plum, white raspberries and citrus fruit. It's rich and delicious, with impressive length and concentration."
From the Winery:
"The Pinot noir grapes come from our Estate vineyard. We pick the grapes earlier than for red wine. We gently press the fruit whole cluster to minimize skin contact, and minimize any color extraction. The almost colorless juice is ferment at cool temperatures - 64º- and the fermentation was stopped just short of dryness. This creates a crisp, refreshing white wine from Pinot noir with just a hint of sweetness."