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Kramer Vineyards Pinot Gris Kimberley S Reserve 2009

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The grapes were harvested by hand and gently whole cluster pressed. The juice settled overnight, then was racked to neutral oak and stainless steel barrels for primary fermentation. After fermentation was complete, the wine aged on the lees for 10 months with some stirring. This wine partially completed malolactic and was finished with a touch of residual sugar.

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Kramer Vineyards:
Located 30 miles west of Portland in the northern part of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, our wines are made from grapes grown in our LIVE-certified sustainable estate vineyard. Our goal is to produce wines that are true expressions of varietal, vineyard, and vintage. We believe this is achieved through a combination of sustainable viticulture practices and a winemaking philosophy that is driven by th... Read more
Located 30 miles west of Portland in the northern part of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, our wines are made from grapes grown in our LIVE-certified sustainable estate vineyard. Our goal is to produce wines that are true expressions of varietal, vineyard, and vintage. We believe this is achieved through a combination of sustainable viticulture practices and a winemaking philosophy that is driven by the flavor profile and composition of the fruit at harvest. We produce Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau, Carmine, sparkling, rosé, and dessert wines. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Kramer Vineyards Pinot Gris Kimberley S Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,812
3.50 5
08/22/2012

Low and earthy on the nose with floral- and spice-driven aromatics. Noticeably sweet on entry, this is soft, rich and broad in the mouth, lush even. Honey-tinged pear and apricot fruit on the palate turn spicy on the back end. The finish is very clean here, more apple peel than fruit and a bit short, but the finale returns with a nice spice note. This is very much in the Alsatian style. 86pts



Tasting Notes:

The flinty, fruity nose has aromas of apple, melon, and pear, with hints of honeysuckle. The texture of this wine is strikingly weighty and smooth for a Pinot Gris. There's more fruitiness on the palate, with apricot, white peach, and hints of citrus, butterscotch, and a lingering, succulent finish.

The grapes were harvested by hand and gently whole cluster pressed. The juice settled overnight, then was racked to neutral oak and stainless steel barrels for primary fermentation. After fermentation was complete, the wine aged on the lees for 10 months with some stirring. This wine partially completed malolactic and was finished with a touch of residual sugar.

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Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

145 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Aged 10 months in Steel.

Notes: Fermented and aged in 2/3 neutral oak barrels, 1/3 stainless

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.25
Sugar: .98 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.8 grams per liter

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