This shiny and juicy orange wine from Oregon’s Gran Moraine is mainly the wine equal of a Cosmo.
The seasons are shifting, and it’s the primary weekend I’ve been in a position to lean into the posh of getting a reasonably candy rooftop patio. As such, I’m planning to pop bottles that encapsulate the season: sunny, shiny, and breezy wines for sunny, breezy days.
Gran Moraine’s experimental Pinot Blanc is simply that. While the Yamhill-Carlton vineyard’s common choices are filled with extremely elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, their Flavorscape line is the place they get a bit of bizarre, experimenting with glowing wines and skin-contact oranges.
This yr’s experiment – a frivolously orange pinot blanc – is simply what you wish to crack open on a sunny day: shimmery, salty, juicy, and barely electrical. It’s bouncy and shiny, with slight tannins, a salty end, and thirst-quenching notes of grapefruit and lime. Consider it the wine equal to a Cosmopolitan. $35
Kate Dingwall is a WSET-trained sommelier and seasoned spirits author. Her work has appeared in Wine Enthusiast, Eater, Forbes.com, and others, and he or she pours wine at one among Canada’s high eating places.