Blue birds would sit in the trees outside the Westnut hazelnut factory and steal the nuts from the delivery trucks, drop them on the ground and break the shells. The birds would then swoop down and grab the nuts for food, leaving the shell behind. These swashbuckling birds were named Blue Pirates. Westnut produced packaged hazelnuts and named the product "Blue Pirate Filberts". Our Pinot Gris is produced at this renovated, historical building, now called 12th & Maple in Dundee, Oregon and is also dedicated to the Blue Bird that once pirated the hazelnuts.
Wonderful notes of strawberry jam, cherry, tobacco, and rose fill the nose. Rose notes continue on the palate coupled with raspberry, clove, and cherry. Lingering fruit on the finish is balanced with soft tannins.