2015 Pinot Gris, Oregon
2015 was one of the warmest vintages in Northwest winegrowing history. We blended valley floor and high hillside vineyards to give fully ripe berries while maintaining optimal balance and flavor. The wine underwent a long, cool fermentation with Chanson yeast in stainless steel with 10% of the wine briefly matured in new French oak to give the wine a hint of spice and roundness.
The nose shows citrus, spearmint, pear and hazelnut. The palate starts with ripe citrus and pear fruit, layered with spice and vanillin underneath. The finish is fruitful and balanced. It’s a delightful match with seafood and vegetable dishes, and my favorite: grapefruit-avocado salad. Our Pinot Gris is made to drink young, and is at its best within two years of the vintage.