Pinot Gris was first introduced into the United States from France by David Lett, who planted Pinot Gris in the North Willamette Valley at The Eyrie Vineyards. Founder Jim Bernau got his first cuttings of Pinot Gris as a result of David's innovative work. Pinot Gris is now Oregon's leading white variety.
93 points - Wine Panel
91 points & Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition
On the Nose: The bouquet offers fresh pear, pineapple, grapefruit and honeysuckle.
On the Palate: The wine bursts from the start with round, juicy flavors that mirror aromas with the addition of Meyer lemon, honeydew melon and jasmine followed by bright acidity that gives the wine freshness for a clean, crisp, lingering finish.
Food Pairings: Our go-to white wine for seafood, enjoy with fresh Dungeness crab, grilled salmon, marinated shrimp or other light fish with a citrus or miso glaze. Also enjoy with poultry like pesto baked chicken or Thai chicken lettuce wraps, seasonal salads and medium cheeses.
Peak Drinkability: 2021 - 2024
About Willamette Valley Vineyards:
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Our approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management and create wines that are truly expressive of the varietal and the place where they are grown. Stewardship of the land is fundamental to our winemaking and all of the vineyards have been certified sustainable through LIVE and Salmon-Safe programs since 1997.
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