Cherry Hill is a producer of Pinot Noir in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, a lovely place. They make this Blanc de Pinot Noir by pressing the juice right away, so it has very little “skin time” and doesn’t turn red. The wine has the faintest of peach-pink hues. They call it a white wine, but it reminded me more of a rosé. Very inviting to see a glass of this waiting on the countertop!
At $16.99, it’s a bit on the pricey side for an everyday bottle, but I didn’t feel disappointed. The nose is of honeyed pear but with a more acidic rosé quality. In the mouth it’s pleasingly dry and crisp, with plenty of vinous fruit. A good match for pasta with a creamy sauce, or any light summer fare.