Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2019 Estate Pinot Gris, McMinnville, $22

By on March 22, 2021

The Burger family established the Rainbow Block for its Pinot Gris program in 1985, just two years after Yamhill Valley Vineyards became the second vineyard in what would become the McMinnville American Viticultural Area two decades later. In 2019, winemaker Ariel Eberle brought in the Pinot Gris on Sept. 27 and subsequently directed all of this juice into stainless steel tanks. It presents itself as “Oregon” in style with its focus on citrus and orchard fruit akin to Bosc pear, Golden Delicious apple and dusty lemon. A pleasing mouthfeel and combination of lime juice and pear skin makes for a nicely balanced and bright drink.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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