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.