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2017 Westmount Pinot Gris

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes

Fresh | Bright | Balanced

90 Points – Wine Enthusiast

It’s like opening a bottle of spring. Aromatic notes of lemongrass, apple blossom, fresh spices, and candied orange greet you when you twist the cap. It has beautifully delicate notes of white peach, starfruit, and pear up front with a little white pepper spice and white-cake notes to round it out. It’s an expressive and pretty wine that’s well-balanced and full of surprises.

 


Technical Notes

  • Harvest: 9.24.17
  • Avg Brix at Harvest: 23.2
  • pH: 3.19
  • Alcohol: 13.1%
  • Grapes: Pinot Gris
  • AVA: Willamette Valley

The Vintage

Calm, Cool, Collected

2017 was a return to normal for the Willamette Valley after three consecutive warm vintages.The season started with a cool and wet March, April and May, which pushed bloom back to late June, setting the stage for a later harvest. Warm and dry conditions prevailed through the summer months creating the ideal situation for steady vine growth and fruit ripening.

As with all classic Oregon vintages, it came down to September and October. September heat waves can shrivel fruit, which forces an early harvest and brings the wines out of balance. 2017 did not disappoint. Two early September rain events refreshed the soils, giving the vines a boost to extend the growing season and build complexity. The first fruit harvested was in the third week of September. Calm and cool weather allowed for an easy pace of harvest through October. Pure, delicate and vibrant wines with intriguing structure were


 

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