2017 Hogue Pinot Grigio

The Wine

During the grape growing season, Eastern Washington boasts warm summer days followed by cool nights, ensuring that grapes ripen fully while retaining ample natural acidity. Our 2017 Pinot Grigio shows a complexity of melon, stone fruit, and fresh herbal aromas. It is fresh, with flavors of pear and guava, a rich mid-palate, and a crisp finish. Pair this food-friendly wine with fresh oysters, grilled wild salmon, or grilled asparagus.

Vintage and Vineyards

2017 was one of the warmest and driest Washington growing seasons on record, and a drought year, which resulted in ripe, full-bodied white wines. The majority of the fruit for the 2017 Pinot Grigio was grown in the cooler Yakima Valley (70%), where sunny slopes and cool winds combine perfectly to yield well-balanced Pinot Grigio. The remaining fruit was sourced from premier vineyards in Snipes Mountain (18%) and Columbia Valley (11.5%).

Winemaking

Our Pinot Grigio grapes were harvested at night or in the early morning, when the fruit is cool, to preserve its fresh flavors. After gentle, whole-berry pressing, the juice was fermented in stainless steel between 48°F and 57°F to retain its fresh, fruit character.

The Numbers

  • Harvest Dates: August 24–September 29, 2017
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Varietal Percentages: 82.7% Pinot Gris, 12.2% Gewurztraminer, 3.4% Sauvignon Blanc, 1.3% Chardonnay, 0.4% Muscat Canelli
  • Brix at Harvest: 22.2°
  • Residual Sugar: 0.69g/100ml
  • TA: 0.63g/100ml
  • pH: 3.29
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Case Production: 82,000
2017 Hogue Pinot Grigio Bottle Shot
Wine Specs
Vintage 2017
Varietal Pinot Grigio
Appellation Columbia Valley
Alcohol % 13
Wine Spectator 85
Wine Enthusiast 86
Wine & Spirits 87