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%).
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.