Beth’s Smart Sip: 2014 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris

2014 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon
2014 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Just a few posts ago, I was saying how pinot gris wasn’t a go-to varietal wine for me. I am going to eat my words right this very second because I have discovered another good example, this time, a pinot gris from Willamette Valley, Oregon.

The 2014 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, a sample provided to me by the winery, is plush, due to a special inoculation of three yeasts during fermentation, sur lie aging, and bâtonnage, all of which add a succulent, weighty texture to the wine. Stainless steel fermentation and aging allow for sweet citrus and tropical fruit flavors to envelope the palate. Beautiful floral aromas enhance the tasting experience. This pinot gris has it all: lovely aromatics, lively fruit, and a rich mouthfeel, all for only $16. Voilà, another pinot gris becomes a Beth’s Smart Sip.

Wine Specifications
Grape Type: 100% Pinot Gris
Alcohol: 13.9%
Residual sugar: 7.1 g/L
Titratable acidity: 9.15 g/L
pH: 3.23
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Yeast Strains: VL1, VL3
Cases Bottled: 24,033
Cork Closure
SRP $16.00 (sample)

Happy sipping!
Beth

 


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s