I just tasted my new favorite white wine. The 2015 Coeur Blanc from Domaine Serene. Willamette Valley, Oregon. A FFWJ 100 point wine. The Coeur Banc is made from Pinot Noir grapes, whole cluster pressed and aged in French oak. It is aged on the lees. This process gives wine a creamy taste. It is light bodied and unassuming. Lush. Give it a minute in your mouth and it opens up with cotton candy, margarine and crouton notes. Followed at mid-palate by lychee, zucchini blossoms and wild white flower pedals notes. It finishes with a hint of creamy Madagascar vanilla bean pod notes. The balance is perfect. I love this wine because it is not like the homogenized white wines of American soils. You know, those smokey buttered popcorn notes if aged in oak. Or the fruity honeydew, lemon and kiwi notes of steel fermented white wines. Making the distinction between chardonnay and savignon blanc almost even-keeled.  Price $95 retail – Keith Ian