Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2011

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Bright, fruity, crisp style. Pretty aromas of fresh young pear, honey, starfruit, honeydew, and flower. Bold and cris...

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Tight, focused and citrussy on the nose with fine aromas of white flowers, lime, lime leaf and talc. Almost a touch sweet on entry, this is clear, ... Read more

Decidedly lemony on the nose with a touch of honeycomb and a shaving of nutmeg. This is bright on entry, though it shows some excess weight that l... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065196,053
3.50 5
09/30/2013

Tight, focused and citrussy on the nose with fine aromas of white flowers, lime, lime leaf and talc. Almost a touch sweet on entry, this is clear, bright and focused in the mouth, very medium/light bodied with fine clarity on the palate delivering mineral based slightly creamy green apple and citrus based flavors. This is very easy to drink and endlessly refreshing with a long, bright, clear succulent finish. It;’s not the biggest or most complex Pinot out there but it is delicious. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065196,053
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/01/2011

Decidedly lemony on the nose with a touch of honeycomb and a shaving of nutmeg. This is bright on entry, though it shows some excess weight that lends the wine a rich mouthfeel but covers some of the fruit flavors. There’s a ton of acid here, so this manages to fight off that extra weight through most of the mid-palate; but the back end is a bit clumsy, as is the sugar-lengthened finish. 84pts


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Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
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0.00 5
10/03/2013

2011 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley OR 13% $17


Snooth User: JenniferT
12777651,036
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/26/2013

Had this at their tasting room in McMinnville, OR. Good nose with notes of citrus/meyer lemon and light floral notes that reminded me of white flowers. On the palate this one was a little different, with lots of tart green apple and key lime flavors. Moderate length but not really very acidic. I would have liked to see a clearer finish with more "pop" if that makes sense...this one kind of quietly fades away. I do like this wine, but it's not love.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 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
20275912,199
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/09/2009

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


Snooth User: treg906
7296889
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/03/2008

Light and airy on the tongue, with a strong enough finish to be satisfying. Pear and honeydew on the nose. Satisfying mouth feel with generous flavors of pear, mineral, melon, and spice, and well-balanced acidity. Simply another quality Oregon Pinot Gris.


Snooth User: catalystah
18211424
0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/18/2009

nice


Snooth User: memphisbelle
2076088
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/30/2009

Crisp and fruity; somewhat dry with lovely honeydew melon and fresh pear aromas, medium body, balanced acidity. A fuller, spicier wine than an Italian-style Pinot Grigio, this lovely Oregon Pinot Gris is rich and lush and pairs perfectly with salmon. Delightful.


External Reviews for Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Light and tangy, showing citrus and pear flavors at modest levels. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

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


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

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
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

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
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Silky and shimmering, this willowy gris from estate sources in Salem leads with ripe apple and spicy pineapple scents. Its heft is supported by lively acidity; for all its weight the wine feels like a jib filled with wind, with a taut and vibrant finish that suggests serving it with pork schnitzel.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Crisp, authoritative, dry and racy. The fruit mixes apple and pear, then heads off into a finish that is underscored with mineral and light fennel. Very fresh and refreshing, beautifully rendered.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

Bright and refreshing, with a resiny edge to the peach and melon flavors, finishing soft. Drink now.


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Ratings & Tags for Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

rated this wine
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09/30/2013

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3.50 5
09/13/2008

666929 Snooth User: ffrindak
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3.50 5
2009 03/29/2011

493639 Snooth User: bucky841
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3.00 5
2009 02/09/2011

1137092 Snooth User: Amber Gray
rated this wine
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2009 11/01/2013

142007 Snooth User: TyG
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2007 02/24/2009

155985 Snooth User: fly727
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2007 03/24/2009

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Winemaker's 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 - 2011.

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 - 2011.

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