Drizzle is the only Pinot Gris from the famous Red Mountain AVA, from Ciel du Cheval vineyard. The 2018 Drizzle is drier (less sweet than prior vintages) with only 0.6% residual sugar. This is the last bottling of Drizzle so get some while you can!
This is a crisply styled white. It shows a light greyish gold color and intriguing aromas of Bosc pear, Crenshaw melon, Meyer lemon, pear tree blossoms, jasmine and wet stone. The flavors are fresh and lively, with notes of grape and pear skins and saline minerals. The back picks up poire William liqueur, melon rind and lemon zest, counterpointed by a faintly honeyed bright acid finish. (Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines)
Brix (% sugar) at harvest was 21.9%. 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 3-week cool fermentation. After heat and cold stabilization, Drizzle was cross-flow filtered and bottled in February 2019.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy slightly chilled with Asian food, sushi, roasted chicken, turkey, cheese and crackers or with summer sun and great company