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2016 Pinot Gris

Yakima Valley

  • 2016

This Pinot Gris opens with intense aromas of honeycrisp apple, melon and tropical fruits then transcends on the palate with flavors of guava, peach and a pleasing citrus finish.

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Blend: 100% Pinot Gris
Total Acidity 0.57 g/100 mL
pH: 3.34
Residual Sugar: <0.05 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Fermentaion: The wine underwent a cool, 15-day fermentation.

The 2016 vintage experienced the best of both worlds with a hot spring and early summer. A cooler than normal end of the ripening season allowed the wines to have ripeness, yet maintain freshness and elegance.

The early dry and warm spring, combined with cooler temperatures in August and September, slowed down ripening and resulted in the longest harvest on record in Washington State (August 15-November 15).

Overall, 2016 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing wines with nicely resolved tannins and maturity.

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