The 2009 A to Z Oregon Pinot Gris shimmers in the glass with pear, ginger, almond and vanilla aromas. Juicy, bright and succulent on the attack, this wine showcases flavors of tangerine, melon, pineapple and wet stone. The wine is framed by ripe acidity giving classic Oregon Pinot Gris proportions and lift to the richness. The long finish slides effortlessly from the mid-palate with lingering impressions of tantalizing, pure, intense fruit.
A to Z Pinot Gris is blended from over 18 different lots of wine, all either produced by them or made for them under their direction from grapes they have purchased. A small portion of the wine did undergo partial malolactic fermentation for a creamy mouthfeel, but for the most part malolactic fermentation was blocked to retain bright acidity to balance the ripe character of the vintage. Fermented and aged in stainless steel for six months. This wine is a great example of Pinot Gris in Oregon.