2018 Vin de Days Blanc
This is a blend of several gorgeous vineyards from around the Willamette Valley; Anne Amie, Twelve Oaks, Momtazi, Fir Crest, Nemarniki and Le Beau. Each vineyard was picked when the fruit was optimal for the overall blend, and with the overall blend in mind. Thus, some fruit was picked for its aromatics, some for its acid, and some for its fruit characteristics. Each lot was pressed and settled, and then added to a stainless steel tank where the wine went through native fermentation. It was sulfured post primary fermentation to keep malic acid in the wine, then cold stabilized and filtered prior to bottling. This year's blend is Pinot Blanc 38%, Müller-Thurgau 23%, Riesling 16%, Pinot Gris 14%, Muscat 9%.
90 points John Gilman in View From the Cellar: "The cépages of the 2018 Vin de Days Blanc from Brianne Day is a bit different than last year, as the wine is composed of a blend of thirty- eight percent pinot blanc, twenty-three percent müller-thurgau, sixteen percent riesling, fourteen percent pinot gris and nine percent muscat. The wine comes in this year at 12.5 percent alcohol and offers up a lovely and complex bouquet of apple, fresh pineapple, gentle spice tones, a hint of fresh almond, white flowers and a lovely vein of minerality. On the palate the wine is medium-full, bright and quite dry in personality, with a fine core and complexity, bright acids and impressive length and grip on the vibrant finish. This is really good juice! 2020-2025." (Jan/Feb 2020)