2016 Westmount Pinot Gris

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes

Aromas of white flowers, honeysuckle, pear and meyer lemon short bread, this easy to drink Pinot Gris presents crisp tropical notes of pineapple and guava seamlessly integrated with exotic spices and minerality. A refreshing and quenching end to a long day spent outdoors.


Technical Notes

  • Harvest:9.8 – 9.28.16
  • Avg Brix at Harvest: 23.2
  • pH: 3.26
  • Alcohol: 13.1%
  • Grapes: Pinot Gris
  • AVA: Willamette Valley
  • Case Production: 3,050

The Vintage

Early, Complex, Concentrated

In 2016, the Willamette Valley continued to be pushed the envelope to a new normal, as the earliest vintage on record. An unusually warm spring gave way to moderate summer conditions, which provided even growing conditions through véraison. Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the fruit produced throughout the valley resulted in wonderful concentration and complexity with characteristic natural acidity. The result was both perfectly ripe fruit with complexity and intrique

If 2014 and 2015 made very good wines, the 2016 vintage may be headed toward greatness.


 

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