Wine

2007

Bethel Heights Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

750 ML

$19.99

Product Description

The aromatic profile first reveals minerality and lemon rind, but gentle agitation unfolds tropical aromas of mango and passion fruit. The palate is defined by a core of bright acidity, typical of our house style. The flavor profile is exotic, with flavors of Asian and Bartlett pears, green apple, and cantaloupe. Similar to the 2006 Pinot Gris: "Best of tasting. Fresh and vibrant, with great melon fruit, but with a sturdy backbone. Fresh tropical fruits at the top, minerals and serious earthiness at the core -- bravo." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, The Wall Street Journal

Details

Varietal: Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

Region: Oregon

Region Description:

This state’s strict wine laws demand that variety wines must contain at least 90% of the named grape (except for Cabernet Sauvignon). The region’s cool climate comes from its proximity to the Pacific and its primary grapes are Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The latter wine is usually medium bodied, with aromas reminiscent of pears and apples and a surprising depth and complexity. Oregon Pinot Gris is a great food wine, and works especially well with seafood and salmon. Pinot Noir is a more expensive wine here, but that is because it can be such a difficult grape to grow that yields are inevitably low. The best Oregon Pinot Noirs are balanced, fruity and full.