2015 Cristom Vineyards Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

14.0% alc., $20. Grapes planted in 1993, and this 5-acre vineyard is the only Cristom vineyard confined to sedimentary soils. Fermented in stainless steel tanks with no oak barrel exposure. The wine spends several months on its lees. · Light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Nicely appointed aromas of citrus, spiced pear, honey, vanilla and flint. Slightly viscous on the palate, with appealing flavors of pear, apple, lime and honeydew melon. Bright, clean and very Alsatian in character. I never get particularly excited about Pinot Gris, but this one piqued my interest. Score: 92. Reviewed February 1, 2017

Winery: Cristom Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines