Below for 2016 vintage:
Cedar + Salmon's 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris is perfumed with stone fruit aromas like nectarine, peach and apricot. A touch of lime oil adds to the alluring aromas. This wine is crisp on the palate with hints of lemon rind and then opens up to a lovely mix of exotic fruits like kiwi fruit, mango and guava. The finish is crisp, dry and refreshing.
The 2016 growing season was a bit warmer than previous years in the Willamette Valley. This allowed Pinot Gris fruit to ripen to its full potential with fruit flavors which were more tropical and lush, giving the wine with a nice medium body. The result was a combination of ripe flavors and balanced acidity. After the fruit was harvested, it was pressed gently then racked clean to stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Fermented cool at around 55°F, the juice retained its freshness and purity that it had started with. Minimal racking post fermentation and blending for balance were the final steps in producing this Pinot Gris.
With bright acidity, this Pinot Gris pairs exceptionally well with a variety of dishes including a grilled zucchini salad with lemon-herb vinaigrette and shaved romano, steamed fish over a bed of shiitake mushrooms or chilli lime chicken kabobs.
"Pinot Gris is one of those white wines that often fall into a nowhere land—often not as distinctive as Sauvignon Blancs and seldom richer than Chardonnays, the wines sometimes goes overlooked. The 2016 Cedar + Salmon Pinot Gris stands out with plenty of personality.This wine shows up with bright minerality in its aromas and flavors. Its rich palate and crisp finish should pair it well with panko-breaded fried flounder." – Wilfred Wong of Wine.com, 90pts.
100% Pinot Gris