Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba) is a plant native to the Willamette Valley of northwestern Oregon. As its name suggests, it is a meadow wildflower with a white, billowy blossom. Only in the last few decades have farmers begun to cultivate the plant commercially on a small scale -- the oil from the meadowfoam seed is used as an ingredient in cosmetics.
This newest release is a delight to return from the sweet version of Oregon Meadowfoam Blossom that we produced last year to this elegant, brut dry, brightly acidic and Champagne-like release. The clove notes we expect from Meadowfoam honey are more subtle on the nose this year, as is the vanilla finish on the palate and there is a suggestion of kiwi fruit. All of these elements are wrapped up in an delicate beeswax aroma that is seductive.
Raw oysters with mignonette, sushi, fresh crab, Red Hawk cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, greens with pear and raisin.
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