2016 Walnut City Pinot Gris

2016 Walnut City Pinot Gris


A deliciously sweet-fruited Pinot Gris. The 2016 enjoys some riper fruit elements than in years past, showcasing a core profile of apple and poached pear. More subtle notes almond, quince paste, and even hints of pineapple and vanilla extend the complexities. The retention of bright acid on the finish and moderate sub-thirteen percent alcohol lends direction and balance to the excitement! 

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Hand harvested and whole cluster pressed. The juice is settled then racked to stainless fermenter where its inoculat- ed and fermented cold and slow for about 6 weeks. Held on lees before clarification and bottling.

Following relatively ideal back-to-back vintages, 2016 had big shoes to fill. Harvest came even earlier than the previous year, while the days were still warm, sunny and long. Crops were healthy and balanced, yields were low, and flavors expressive. We were excited to add two new Pinot Gris sites to the vineyard portfolio, Yamhill Springs and River Heights.