Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2008

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Bright, fruity, refreshing style with aromas of pear layered over a light citrus backbone and complemented by honeyde...

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this is truly a salmon wine as they insist on the label. but the trick is to have the sips first and then the bites of salmon. it really brings out... Read more

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09 Read more

Smooth and silky, with pear and melon flavors riding harmoniously over the dry finish, echoing nicely. This integrates its elements especially well... Read more

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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09/13/2009

this is truly a salmon wine as they insist on the label. but the trick is to have the sips first and then the bites of salmon. it really brings out the creaminess of medium-rare salmon. great focused acidity that lingers on the long finish. it also has the grapefruit tartness of a new zealand sauv blanc.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


External Reviews for Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Smooth and silky, with pear and melon flavors riding harmoniously over the dry finish, echoing nicely. This integrates its elements especially well. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Pineapples and pears fill out this tart, juicy, high-acid effort. Though it does not quite have the flesh of the 2007 it's a fine food wine; clean, crisp and varietal.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Light and fresh, brimming with nectarine and melon fruit, lingering on the open-textured finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A Pinot Gris that goes the extra mile, with good definition of flavors, notably lots of spice and citrus rind. Edgy, tart and racy, yet also full-bodied, it shows good persistence and a sense of layers, not just length.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2006 Pinot Gris contains a small amount of Muscat, Pinot Blanc, and barrel-fermented Auxerrois. Light straw-colored with an amber tint, it offers crisp, dry flavors in its well-balanced personality. Drink it over the next 1-2 years


External Review
08/06/2010

Bright, fruity, refreshing style with aromas of pear layered over a light citrus backbone and complemented by honeydew and green apple in the nose. A creamy, round mouthfeel highlights the nicely balanced acidity. Flavors open with fresh green apple, complemented by a bold minerality and notes of tropical fruit, leading into starfruit flavors in the finish with just a hint of sweetness. The small addition of Pinot Blanc, picked very ripe, adds emollient mouthfeel, and contributes to this classic Oregon style. While the Muscat adds flowery sweetness, the barrel fermented portions of the Pinot Gris add a kiss of toast and richness. Drink now - 2010.


External Review
05/04/2010

Bright, fruity, crisp style. Pretty aromasof fresh young pear, honey, starfruit,honeydew, and flower. Bold and crispmouth feel with generous flavorsof pear, mineral, melon, and spice,interwoven with well-balanced acidity.The Pinot Blanc, picked very ripe, addsemollient mouthfeel, and contributesto the Alsatian style. While the Muscatadds flowery sweetness, the barrelfermented portions of the Auxerroisadd a kiss of toast and richness. ThePinot Gris is grown on the EstateVineyard in the Salem Hills, the PinotBlanc and Muscat are grown at TualatinEstate Vineyards and the Auxerrois inthe Eola Hills. Peak drinkability will bebetween now - 2008.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes Bright, fruity, crisp style. Pretty aromas of fresh young pear, honey, starfruit, honeydew, and flower. Bold and crisp mouth feel with generous flavors of pear, mineral, melon, and spice, interwoven with well-balanced acidity. The Pinot Blanc, picked very ripe, adds emollient mouthfeel, and contributes to the Alsatian style. While the Muscat adds flowery sweetness, the barrel fermented portions of the Auxerrois add a kiss of toast and richness. The Pinot Gris is grown on the Estate Vineyard in the Salem Hills, the Pinot Blanc and Muscat are grown at Tualatin Estate Vineyards and the Auxerrois in the Eola Hills. Peak drinkability will be between now - 2008.

Tasting Notes:

Bright, fruity, refreshing style with aromas of pear layered over a light citrus backbone and complemented by honeydew and green apple in the nose. A creamy, round mouthfeel highlights the nicely balanced acidity. Flavors open with fresh green apple, complemented by a bold minerality and notes of tropical fruit, leading into starfruit flavors in the finish with just a hint of sweetness. The small addition of Pinot Blanc, picked very ripe, adds emollient mouthfeel, and contributes to this classic Oregon style. While the Muscat adds flowery sweetness, the barrel fermented portions of the Pinot Gris add a kiss of toast and richness. Drink now - 2010.

Wine Tasting Notes Bright, fruity, crisp style. Pretty aromas of fresh young pear, honey, starfruit, honeydew, and flower. Bold and crisp mouth feel with generous flavors of pear, mineral, melon, and spice, interwoven with well-balanced acidity. The Pinot Blanc, picked very ripe, adds emollient mouthfeel, and contributes to the Alsatian style. While the Muscat adds flowery sweetness, the barrel fermented portions of the Auxerrois add a kiss of toast and richness. The Pinot Gris is grown on the Estate Vineyard in the Salem Hills, the Pinot Blanc and Muscat are grown at Tualatin Estate Vineyards and the Auxerrois in the Eola Hills. Peak drinkability will be between now - 2008.

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Chemical Analysis:

Sugar: .15 grams per liter Total Acidity: 7.0 grams per liter

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