6 Ratings
Lemelson Vineyards Pinot Gris Tikka's Run

Wine Details


Pinot Gris



Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) Tikka was Eric’s first Great Pyrenees dog who used to patrol the perimeter of our two Pinot gris vineyards. Tikka’s Run combines early-ripening fruit from our lowest elevation vineyard in the Dundee Hills with late-ripening, vibrantly structured gris from our highest site, Chestnut Hill Vineyard. Each year, one of these wines drops to neutral barrels while the wine is still fermenting. Churning caused by fermentation in barrel creates a wine with more complexity and texture. The 2015 is perfumed with papaya, quince, and Moroccan mint combined with notes of wet stone and toasted almond. The palate is full and creamy, offering a delicate balance between kiwi, subtle spice, and juicy acidity.