Pinot Gris rules Oregon’s white wine landscape

By on October 29, 2017

Acrobat 2015 Pinot Gris, Oregon, $13

Best Buy! King Estate winemakers Spencer Spetnagel and Brent Stone collaborate on this sister brand, which sources from their iconic Territorial Road property for 19% of the fruit and goes beyond for the majority of a harvest that came earlier than ever. Remarkable aromas of peach, Key lime and grapefruit pick up secondary notes of perfumy flannel sheets. Three months on the lees and 0.5% residual sugar steer the structure down the path of Bosc pear and jasmine with more orchard fruit and delicious lemony acidity. The subtext of pear skin bitters extends the balance and food-friendly approach.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 90,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

Winery website

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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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