Pinot Gris rules Oregon’s white wine landscape

By on October 29, 2017

Armonéa Winery 2014 Summit Vineyard Estate Pinot Gris, Dundee Hills, $20

armonéa-summit-vineyard-pinot-gris-2014-labelSummit Vineyard is a bucolic 5-acre planting that’s among the first in the Dundee Hills, established in 1970 surrounding the 115-year-old building that now serves as Wine Country Farm B&B. A horse-drawn cart transports the grapes to the winery and adds some charm to the operation headed by Alberto Alcazar. His latest estate Pinot Gris is presented in a slightly off-dry fashion, opening with aromas of sweetened lemon and honey butter with muskmelon, pear and clove. Round flavors of Gala apple and Bartlett pear pick up vanilla and honeyed toast. Those who purchase a case of Armonéa wines can earn a one-night stay at the Wine Country Farm B&B. There’s also their Beach House at Seal Rock.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 154 cases

Alcohol: 12.8%

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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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