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.
On the Nose: The wine gracefully incorporates blonde tones with lucidity in the glass. Aromas of guava, passion fruit and honeysuckle balance with a natural minerality from the local terroir.
On the Palate: The fresh flavors of golden apple, pear and melon invite the consumer to experience in tandem both aroma and taste. The perceived sweetness and natural acidity show a balance to the wine with a rich, mid-palate and lingering finish.
Food Pairings: Enjoy this refreshing dry white wine as an aperitif or with a variety of food pairings including Oregon Dungeness crab, grilled salmon, baked white fish with basil tapenade. Seasonal salads and medium cheeses.
Peak Drinkability: 2023-2025
90 points - James Suckling
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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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