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2016 Drizzle
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Appellation
Red Mountain
Vineyard Designation
Ciel du Cheval
Harvest Date
Aug. 24
Acid
6.8 g/L
pH
2.90
Fermentation
6 months in stainless steel
Bottling Date
April 2017
Residual Sugar
1.6%
Alcohol %
12.3

2016 Drizzle

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SKU: 16DRIZZLE

Drizzle is the only Pinot Gris from the famous Red Mountain AVA, from Ciel du Cheval vineyard.  Drizzle is off-dry with just a touch of sweetness.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Drizzle is a Pinot Gris produced in an off-dry style (1.6% residual sugar). Drizzle has aromas of Bosc pear, peach and Crenshaw melon, with scents of lilac, honeysuckle, anise, and white incense. The white fruit flavors are fresh and vibrant, accented by notes of crunchy pear skin, melon rind and Red Mountain calcareous minerals. On the back, a burst of grapefruit juice enlivens the faintly honeyed finish.
Awards
Silver Medal: Savor Northwest Wine Awards Silver Medal: Tri Cities Wine Festival
Production Notes
Brix (% sugar) at harvest was 23.5%. The grapes were loaded into a pneumatic bladder press where the grapes were pressed “whole cluster” (they were not crushed or destemmed prior to pressing). After about two hours of gentle pressing, the Pinot Gris juice was transferred to settling tanks for several days. We then transferred the settled juice to stainless steel tanks for a 6-week cool fermentation. After heat and cold stabilization, Drizzle was cross-flow filtered and bottled in April 2017.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy slightly chilled with Asian food, sushi, roasted chicken, turkey, cheese and crackers or with summer sun and great company
Production
151 cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Appellation
Red Mountain
Vineyard Designation
Ciel du Cheval
Harvest Date
Aug. 24
Acid
6.8 g/L
pH
2.90
Fermentation
6 months in stainless steel
Bottling Date
April 2017
Residual Sugar
1.6%
Alcohol %
12.3