Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris

Tasting Notes

Asian pear and melon aromatics are followed by flavors of kiwi with a little mint. Wet stone notes and crisp acidity round out the finish. Pair with chicken dishes, Chinese noodles or any food that is light and not too spicy.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2015

Varietal Blend: 100% Pinot Gris

Appellation: Columbia Valley

pH: 3.46

TA: 6.0 g/l

RS: 5.41 g/l

Alcohol: 13.8%

Vineyards: Canyon Vineyard Ranch

Oak: 100% Stainless Steel

Fining: Bentonite

Aging: 6 months

Malolactic: None%

Yeast: Ferm Q Citrus

Harvest Dates: August 26- September 10, 2015

Bottling Date: March 8-10, 2016

Acclaim

Best Buy

2013 Vintage

Dec 03, 2014

Wine EnthusiastSean Sullivan

Best Buy

2012 Vintage

Nov 01, 2013

Wine EnthusiastSean Sullivan

88 Points - Best Buy

2011 Vintage

Nov 01, 2012

Wine EnthusiastPaul Gregutt

88 Points - Recommended

2011 Vintage

Oct 15, 2012

Tasting Panel Magazine (Online)

Grapefruit, edgy and tangy with racy acidity and lush texture; clean and long.

Anthony Dias Blue

88 Points - Best Buy

2009 Vintage

Jul 01, 2011

Wine Enthusiast

A Washington Pinot Gris that has some of the flesh and texture of a fine Oregon version, yet brings the spice and verve of bight Washington fruit into play. Pear, apples, acacia, orange candy, even a bit of pineapple combine into a fruity and delicious wine. - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011

Paul Gregutt

88 Points - Best Buy

2008 Vintage

Oct 01, 2010

Wine Enthusiast

"Bold and fruity, this runs through a spectrum from tart lemon to ripe pineapple to hints of something riper and sweeter, like banana or papaya. A good alternative to Chardonnay for those who favor fruit over oak." -Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast

Paul Gregutt

87 Points

2008 Vintage

Apr 25, 2010

Wine Spectator

"Fresh and lively, with pretty pear and melon aromas and flavors, lingering gently." - Harvey Steiman, May 31, 2010

Harvey Steiman

Recommended - Best Buy

2008 Vintage

Mar 25, 2010

Wine Press Northwest

"Willow Crest Vineyard in the Yakima Valley now serves as an estate source fro this expanding operation in Walla Walla, and no oak gets in the way of this furit that features entry points of apple cider, orange juice and lime yogurt." - Wine Press Northwest, Spring 2010

Recommended

2007 Vintage

Sep 01, 2008

Northwest Palate

Recommended

2007 Vintage

Jul 31, 2008

Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateJay Miller

Outstanding Pinot Gris

2007 Vintage

Jun 01, 2008

Seattle Wine Awards