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Pinot Gris 2015

Raptor Ridge

Heady aromas of ripe pear, juicy cantaloupe, and a hint of banana are seasoned with honey and an intriguing touch of spice. Rich and plush at first sip, transitioning to a crisp and palate-cleansing acidity that wraps around sunny flavors of lemon and fresh grated ginger. This food-friendly approachable gris is consistent with previous vintage styles, and offers some great exotic food pairing options from Thai Curry to Indian Chicken Tikka Masala.

Country:
USA
Region:
Willamette Valley
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Pinot Gris
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Alcohol percentage:
13.9
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
2400

Reviews

  • "92 points. Editors' Choice. A pretty light gold hue, this wine shines brightly from the first sniff to the last sip. It's clean and dense, with notes of bee pollen and lemon oil, flavors of apple and pear, and a touch of vanilla cookie." (Wine Enthusiast)
  • "89 points. The 2015 Pinot Gris was picked from five different vineyards between 10-26 September and is whole cluster pressed, followed by 120 days on the lees. It has an attractive bouquet with freshly cut melon, beeswax and as you would expect given its vinification, a leesy component that lends complexity, but does not overwhelm. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, subtle tropical tones (guava and dried pineapple) with just a pinch of sea-salt on the finish. This is a well-crafted Pinot Gris to enjoy over 4-5 years." (Wine Advocate)

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