St. Innocent OConnor Vineyard Pinot Gris 2001

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Item No. 58659
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

This is ripest Pinot gris ever picked from O'Connor Vineyard. It shows in the wine. The fruit was whole cluster pressed, fermented in tank, and aged on the lees for six months.

The nose is full of pretty fruit and spice notes. But, its the mouth that provides the knockout punch. Great fruit flavors are surrounded by rich textures. This is very fun wine to drink. This is the best O'Connor ever and is wonderful gris even by Alsacian standards. Great with seafood, appetizers, and picnics.

O'Connor Vineyard is centrally located in the rolling hills eleven miles northwest of Salem, Oregon. Planted in 1982, and grafted to Pinot gris in 1995, the vines are planted on a southeast slope of well-drained silty loam soil at an elevation of 320'.

We produced this Pinot gris in a style to bring out ripe fruit and spice flavors without the influence of barrel aging. The must was tank fermented, aged for six months on the lees, and lightly filtered before bottling.

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St. Innocent Winery was founded in May 1988 by Mark Vlossak, the current winemaker and president, and eight investors. Ten tons of grapes were crushed the first fall, producing 396 cases of still and 176 cases of sparkling wine. Production increased to our full capacity of 6800 cases in 2004. The winery is located in Salem, Oregon, at the southeast corner of the Eola Hills, in the...

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(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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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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