Bright yellow gold, the wine's color only hints at the fragrant burst when the glass is held up to the nose. Redolent of grapefruit, acacia and lime blossoms, lychee, mineral, mango and guava, the primary aromatics leap up from the glass immediately followed by honey, orange and peach nuances. In the mouth, a concentrated cascade of juicy, lush fruit is held together and balanced by crisp acidity that leaves the senses begging for another sip. This wine is a classic Oregon Pinot Gris and showcases the ripeness, concentration and richness of the vintage.
The 2003 A to Z Pinot Gris is sourced from some of the finest vineyards and estates located throughout Oregon The vineyards of the Willamette Valley are grown mostly on southeast to southwest facing slopes in soils ranging from the dark red clay rich Jory to the yellow sedimentary soil Willakenzie. The long warm days and cool nights of Oregon allows Pinot Noir to ripen fully and beautifully.