Willow Crest Pinot Gris Yakima Valley 2011

Member Review by KrisChislett:

I’d like to think that I’m a pioneer by shamelessly admitting that I occasionally drink my wine out of a Solo-cup, at least when I’m on the beach. The Mrs. seems to frown on me bringing my own stemware! The Willow Crest Pinot Gris is clean and crisp, but also bolder than most Pinot Gris from neighboring Oregon, at least that I’ve tasted. Beautifully fragrant (we could even smell it against the breeze from the ocean), the wine opens with cantaloupe, grapefruit, passion-fruit and guava. Medium-bodied, rich, and with a good acid balance, the wine evolves into citrusy blood orange and grapefruit on the long finish. The absolute best Pinot Gris for the money that I’ve tasted coming out of Washington, and the price won’t leave you feeling guilty about taking it to the beach…

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Willow Crest Winery:
Willow Crest Winery was founded in 1995 by David J. Minick, a longtime grape grower in the Yakima Valley. The Minick Family first planted wine grapes on their Roza farm, North of Prosser in 1982. David wanted to take the love he had for raising grapes to the next level by making premium wine out a small portion of the family vineyard. Focusing on Pinot Gris/Grigio and Syrah, Willow Crest Win... Read more
Willow Crest Winery was founded in 1995 by David J. Minick, a longtime grape grower in the Yakima Valley. The Minick Family first planted wine grapes on their Roza farm, North of Prosser in 1982. David wanted to take the love he had for raising grapes to the next level by making premium wine out a small portion of the family vineyard. Focusing on Pinot Gris/Grigio and Syrah, Willow Crest Winery uses estate grown fruit that winemaker David J. Minick planted, cultivated, and harvested to create crisp Pinot Gris and bold Syrah's. By having the control from vine to wine David can monito crop load, canopy size, sun exposure, and the balance of fruit and sugar at harvest time. All this attention to the grape comes out in the Willow Crest wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Willow Crest Pinot Gris Yakima Valley

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Snooth User: KrisChislett
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5.00 5
09/10/2012

I’d like to think that I’m a pioneer by shamelessly admitting that I occasionally drink my wine out of a Solo-cup, at least when I’m on the beach. The Mrs. seems to frown on me bringing my own stemware! The Willow Crest Pinot Gris is clean and crisp, but also bolder than most Pinot Gris from neighboring Oregon, at least that I’ve tasted. Beautifully fragrant (we could even smell it against the breeze from the ocean), the wine opens with cantaloupe, grapefruit, passion-fruit and guava. Medium-bodied, rich, and with a good acid balance, the wine evolves into citrusy blood orange and grapefruit on the long finish. The absolute best Pinot Gris for the money that I’ve tasted coming out of Washington, and the price won’t leave you feeling guilty about taking it to the beach…


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
7729671,563
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 12/31/2011

Crisp with pear flavors.


Snooth User: winehound69
40885602
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/25/2011

Nice crisp and refreshing. Pears and some apple to the nose. Really nice wine for the price point


Snooth User: ElChamucoBlanco
853584342
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/30/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: ElChamucoBlanco
853584342
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/30/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/15/2009

Nice, crisp nose of green apples. Clean, crisp and with good fruit - excellent value for a $10 wine. Good acidity helps balance out the rich fruit and the menthol spices. Paired very well with a chicken and bacon salad.


External Reviews for Willow Crest Pinot Gris Yakima Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2007 07/24/2009

Our renowned Estate Pinot Gris continues to impress with it's fresh crisp apples and pears.



Closure: Stelvin

Aged in Steel.


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