Archive for the ‘Pinot Gris’ Category

So my first experience with Pinot Gris…and I see the reason why people love these wines with seafood. The crispness and freshness is better than a cold 7up on a hot day!

Here is some info from Eola’s site

GOLD MEDAL РNEWPORT SEAFOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL 2007 SILVER MEDAL РASTORIA WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL 2007 Fresh Bartlett Pears come to mind when you first inhale the delicious aroma. At first taste, it is light, refreshing, and a little fruity with a light finish. A little spritz on the finish. Delicious with wild sockeye salmon. This Pinot Gris was made exclusively from grapes grown in the Willamette Valley. Aged only in stainless steel to allow the fruit flavors to come forward. Similar in style to the Pinot Grigio’s from Italy.

I have to say this wine was pretty one dimensional at first, but quickly grew in flavor by adding some mineralization and crispness that I loved. I loved the fruit and the freshness that it gave my mouth.

Over all I would have to say that for a first shot at Pinot Gris, this was great.

Since this is only like the second white wine I have tried I can’t really base my score off too much. However, with chicken kabobs this stuff brought the thunder. Also for $9.99 at the local Fred Meyer’s you can’t beat it, can ya?

Score: 89/100

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Being the the first Oregon wine on a site with Oregon in the title… I thought a tribute would be nice.

Oregon, My Oregon
Words by J.A. Buchanan
Music by Henry B. Murtagh

Land of the Empire Builders, Land of the Golden West;
Conquered and held by free men, Fairest and the best.
On-ward and upward ever, Forward and on, and on;
Hail to thee, Land of the Heroes, My Oregon.

Land of the rose and sunshine, Land of the summer’s breeze;
Laden with health and vigor, Fresh from the western seas.
Blest by the blood of martyrs, Land of the setting sun;
Hail to thee, Land of Promise, My Oregon.