Griffin Creek Pinot Gris 1999
Pinot Gris/Grigio from Rogue River Valley, Oregon
Vibrant aromas of pears, yeast, melon, mango, vanilla cream, and flowers. Sweet ripe impression with flavors of melon, vanilla, mineral, spices and pears. The mouthfeel is rich and full in body, well-balanced by a flinty acidity, delivering both power and elegance. The finish is long, creamy, fresh, and clean, with lingering mineral, pear and nutty-cream flavors.
Griffin Creek Vineyards
Griffin Creek wines hail from a selection of estate controlled vineyards meticulously farmed at low tonnages. Within these plantings are an array of old, newly proven and experimental grape clones. Complexity is achieved by fermentation, aging and selective blendings of individual vineyards, blocks and clones. View all Griffin Creek Vineyards WinesOregon has long been an agricultural state, producing everything from hazelnuts to cattle. The Willamette Valley in particular is a fertile basin for all sorts of produce. Not quite pegged as a wine state, in 1965, a UC Davis graduate named David Lett decided that the Willamette's climate mirrored that of Burgundy in France. With that in mind, he decided to plant some Pinot Noir clones to see how they did. And a good gamble it was. The Willamette is now one of the only regions in the world to focus solely on Pinot Noir as its red variety. Also known for Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The southern part of Oregon has been slower in delving into the world wine market, but has been making excellent strides with their Rhone style varietals, like Syrah and Grenache. There are also coastal regions producing promising wines.
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