The yields at Vitae Springs Vineyard were very low in 2004. Many of the clusters fell off the shoots shortly after fruit set, probably due to bunch stem necrosis. The low yields resulted in especially concentrated flavors, as well as very high fruit costs. The fruit and spice aromas are very intense with increased texture on the palate and a clean, lingering finish. The fruit is a mixture of ripe stone fruit and orange rind. Ripe Pinot gris gets a intriguing spice quality that sometimes has an almost chili-like heat. The 2004 Vitae Springs gris is Alsacian in charactor with especially lovely fruit.