(2014 Vintage) the warmest vintages in Northwest winegrowing history. Fortunately, it concluded with a long, mild fall with just enough moisture to give fully ripe berries while maintaining optimal balance and flavor. The wine underwent a long, cool fermentation with Chanson yeast in stainless steel. After gentle pressing and settling, 10% of the wine was briefly matured in new French oak to give the wine a hint of spice and roundness. The nose shows citrus, spearmint, vanillin and hazelnut. The palate starts with ripe citrus and pear fruit, layered with spice and vanillin underneath. The finish is fruitful and brisk. It’s a delightful match with seafoods and vegetable dishes, and my favorite: grapefruit-avocado salad. Our Pinot Gris is made to drink young, and is at its best within two years of the vintage.