• Pinot Gris


    Bottle Shot: Pinot Gris
    Shelf Talker: Pinot Gris
    Tasting Note: 2015 Pinot Gris
    Tasting Note: 2016 Pinot Gris


    Best Buy2013 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanDecember 3, 2014
    Best Buy2012 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanNovember 1, 2013
    88 Points - Best Buy2011 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttNovember 1, 2012
    88 Points - Recommended2011 VintageTasting Panel Magazine (Online)Anthony Dias BlueOctober 15, 2012

    Grapefruit, edgy and tangy with racy acidity and lush texture; clean and long.

    88 Points - Best Buy2009 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttJuly 1, 2011

    A Washington Pinot Gris that has some of the flesh and texture of a fine Oregon version, yet brings the spice and verve of bight Washington fruit into play. Pear, apples, acacia, orange candy, even a bit of pineapple combine into a fruity and delicious wine. - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011

    88 Points - Best Buy2008 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttOctober 1, 2010

    "Bold and fruity, this runs through a spectrum from tart lemon to ripe pineapple to hints of something riper and sweeter, like banana or papaya. A good alternative to Chardonnay for those who favor fruit over oak." -Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast

    87 Points2008 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanApril 25, 2010

    "Fresh and lively, with pretty pear and melon aromas and flavors, lingering gently." - Harvey Steiman, May 31, 2010

    Recommended - Best Buy2008 VintageWine Press NorthwestMarch 25, 2010

    "Willow Crest Vineyard in the Yakima Valley now serves as an estate source fro this expanding operation in Walla Walla, and no oak gets in the way of this furit that features entry points of apple cider, orange juice and lime yogurt." - Wine Press Northwest, Spring 2010

    Recommended 2007 VintageNorthwest PalateSeptember 1, 2008
    Recommended2007 VintageRobert Parker, The Wine AdvocateJay MillerJuly 31, 2008
    Outstanding Pinot Gris2007 VintageSeattle Wine AwardsJune 1, 2008

    tasting notes

    Opening with aromas of yellow pear and flint, this wine is light-bodied with slight viscosity. Flavors of pear and yellow delicious apple lead to a gooseberry and lime zest finish, with graphite and wet stone undertones. Chill and drink while the barbecue heats up, and continue to enjoy throughout the meal.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2016
    • Varietal Blend: 100% Pinot Gris
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • pH: 3.58
    • TA: 5.63 g/l
    • RS: 3.23 g/l
    • Alcohol: 13.97%
    • Vineyards: Canyon Vineyard Ranch
    • Oak: 100% Stainless Steel
    • Fining: None
    • Aging: 4.5 months in stainless steel
    • Malolactic: None
    • Yeast: Ferm Q Citrus
    • Harvest Dates: August 27- 29, 2016
    • Bottling Dates: January 8-10, 2016
    • Food Pairing: Chicken, Chinese noodles