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2006 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)

Willamette Valley Vineyards 2006 Pinot Gris

Winery: Willamette Valley Vineyards

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)

Grape blend: 91% Pinot Gris, 7% Pinot Blanc, 1% Muscat, & 1% Auxerrois

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $16

Cases produced: 21,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: May 6, 2008

Wine Review: As many of you know I am fan of well made Oregon Pinot Gris and I found this enjoyable option at a recent tasting that I attended. This light yellow wine opens with a light lemon like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is well balanced, slightly creamy, and displays tasty light lime flavors with some integrated minerality. The finish is dry, very refreshing, and lingers nicely. This wine is a nice food wine that would pair quite nicely with roasted or grilled chicken. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Bright, fruity, crisp style. Pretty aromas of fresh young pear, honey, starfruit, honeydew, and flower. Bold and crisp mouth feel with generous flavors of pear, mineral, melon, and spice, interwoven with well-balanced acidity. The Pinot Blanc, picked very ripe, adds emollient mouthfeel, and contributes to the Alsatian style. While the Muscat adds flowery sweetness, the barrel fermented portions of the Auxerrois add a kiss of toast and richness.

Organic status: not organic

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