Phelps Creek is a boutique winery located in Oregon (Columbia Gorge AVA) and focussing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In the 2000s, owner Bob Morus collaborated with Alexandrine Roy, from famous Domaine Roy in Gevrey Chambertin, and now produces classic Burgundian wine style. He also makes some Gewurztraminer and Riesling.
Lynette is the premium Chardonnay. Aged in large French oak barrels (30% new). Aromas of citrus and stone fruit with hints of cardamom. Medium to full-bodied on the palate with a buttery texture and mineral notes.
Poached-pear and peach aromas here, as well as a more savory, nutty edge. The palate has rich nougat-like flavors, together with poached peaches and baked apples. Drink now.- 92 pts James Suckling