Our 2009 Pinot Gris aroma begins with floral notes, a mix of honeysuckle and dried
herbs, perhaps a touch of mint, followed by notes of ripe pears and more floral-herbal
accents. The flavors show a crisp acidity, with a sweet entry and the same herbal-floral
charatcters of the aroma. The ripe pears flavor co-mingles with the dried herbs to bring
the taste to a long lingering finish. The wine texture is rich and round with a very light
touch of spritziness. The finish is oily and long with lasting spiciness, fruitiness and
"Bright and silky, delivering a lively mouthful of pear, apple, melon and floral flavors that persist nicely."
"The 2009 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley has a bit of barrel fermentation in large neutral oak casks. It is light straw-colored with an enticing perfume of melon, tangerine zest, and floral notes. Medium-bodied, dry (the residual sugar is right at the threshold of perception), and spicy, it is meant for drinking over the next 1-2 years."
The Wine Advocate