Duck Pond Pinot Gris 2003

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$14.99
Item No. 81761
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

A beautiful vintage and a dry harvest brought us a crop of well-developed and ripe fruit. The resulting wine has a nose of peach, vanilla and lime. 78% of the fruit was estate grown in the Willamette Valley and picked at a target yield of 2 tons per acre. The fruit quality is reflected in the wine's opulent mouth feel and gorgeous fresh-fruit palate. 5% was barrel fermented in new American oak to lend the wine a bit more depth and structure. Excellent with shellfish, oysters, cheeses or cold chicken.

Learn About Duck Pond

The family of Duck Pond Cellars is dedicated to producing wines of premium quality at affordable prices. Doug and Jo Ann Fries started making wine in 1989 from their thirteen acre vineyard planted in 1986. It wasn't long before they realized the potential Willamette Valley had for wine producing. By 1993 Doug and Jo Ann had planted over one hundred and eighty acres in Oregon and began to look to Washington and its potential for producing outstanding Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Currently, the family's vineyard stands at 680 acres divided between the two states.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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