Updated: Mar 11, 2019
Oregon may be known for Pinot Noir, but its white wines are wonderful as well!
From big or bold, to elegant or fruity, Pinot Noir wines are versatile and abundant in Oregon Wine Country. But what about the white wines?
I have received lots of requests for recommendations for good white wines. Oregon may be known for the Pinot Noir, but its wine country offers versatility as well. Oregon has been producing delicious, cool climate whites. Being fermented in oak or steel, white wines range from being light or tart to sweet or buttery. White wines can be great to pair with food that is not too complicated, something light, or something with a natural sweetness or citrus. Sweeter white wines are nice to pair with spicy foods. With the versatility of white wines, you are bound to find something you love.
Here are some of my favorites:
Hawks View Cellars White Pinot Noir, Cellar Series 2017
Medium bodied, yet delicate, this White Pinot Noir offers the fruity tastes of peach, cran-apple, and strawberry with a dry finish.
Winderlea, Chardonnay 2016
This Chardonnay is perfumed with citrus and white flowers, while featuring a creamy, silky texture.
Penner Ash, Willamette Valley Riesling 2015
This sweet and tart mix, provides a smooth texture of orange blossom and pear, with tastes of honey.
Alexana, Signature Chardonnay 2014
Fermented in stainless steel and oak barrel gives this wine a rich, balanced flavor.
Trisaetum, Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay 2015
This Chardonnay offers a fresh quality with flavors of apple, pear, and lemon zest.
Four Graces, Pinot Blanc 2016
A light and fresh taste, with hints of mandarins and pears adding to the aroma of yellow peach.
White wines are making a big statement in Oregon, no longer staying as a best kept secret. Get out and see them for yourself!