The 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris is 65% Oracle Vineyard, 25% Bishop Creek Vineyard and 10% Lewman Vineyard. The hallmarks of the 2014 growing season are wonderfully intense aromatics and rich weighty fruit. A long very warm summer produced ripe fruit and challenged us to pick when the acidity was still good. The juice was stainless steel fermented to maintain the freshness and clarity of the very subtle varietal character of northern Willamette Valley Pinot Gris. We did not allow the wine to undergo a malo-lactic fermentation, preferring instead to accentuate the bright, crisp character of the fruit. Lees contact during aging added weight and texture to the palate. The wine displays a variety of floral aromas, combined with white peach, a subtle hazelnut character and a dollop of fresh ginger. On the palate there is beautiful robust fruit and lively citricy acidity. This weighty fruit is fleshed out with a talc/mineral note. A classic Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, the wine has plenty of weight on the palate from exceptional fruit concentration and crisp, refreshing acidity. With a long, clean finish, this wine is perfect with rich foods such as lobster and scallops, or other strongly flavored, spicy dishes.