Jump in the car and head 18 PG back in time. Take a familiar road to an old vacation spot. Driving down an old road can seem so familiar, yet so fresh.
Greetings Willamette Valley Pinot Gris is like revisiting a great memory in your mind with a whole new perspective. This is not a simple wine. It is vibrant, clean, balanced, full of confidence and knowledge of its course. This is not a wine that wants to be Chardonnay anymore than you still want to be an astronaut or a supermodel (or maybe you still do!), but the wine is delicious.
Just enjoy and know you’re solidly in the present and on the right road…wherever the road takes you.
A Spring in Oregon always has plenty of liquid sunshine. By April and May of 17
2018, the wet spring had loaded the vineyards with plenty of water reserves as some warmer days and sunshine began to pepper the vineyards. Our vines awoke from their winter slumber with bud-break in late April, and they were met with welcoming mild and consistent weather. Bloom occurred on schedule during the second week of June with little rain, something that vineyard managers and winemakers alike always appreciate.
True Oregon summers don’t really set in until after the fourth of July, and when it arrived, it brought a steady dose of sunshine. We didn’t hit any record temperatures like we have seen in the past few growing seasons in the Willamette Valley; the weather remained moderate and dry throughout the summer months. 2018 was a fabulous vintage with wonderfully concentrated flavors.
Harvest Dates: 9-8 thur 9.26
pH: 3.28 | TA: 6.4g/L | Alc. 12.9%
All grapes were hand-harvested and PN hand-sorted. The fruit was whole-cluster pressed and the juice was allowed to settle for three days. It was then racked with little lees, and fermented around 58 degrees.