Willow Crest “Estate Grown” Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, Washington State.

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Willow-Crest-Pinot-Gris- Yakima-Valley-Washington-State


100% Pinot Gris





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I’d like to think that I’m a pioneer by shamelessly admitting that I occasionally drink my wine out of a Solo-cup, at least when I’m on the beach. The Mrs. seems to frown on me bringing my own stemware!
The Willow Crest Pinot Gris is clean and crisp, but also bolder than most Pinot Gris from neighboring Oregon, at least that I’ve tasted. Beautifully fragrant (we could even smell it against the breeze from the ocean), the wine opens with cantaloupe, grapefruit, passion-fruit and guava. Medium-bodied, rich, and with a good acid balance, the wine evolves into citrusy blood orange and grapefruit on the long finish. The absolute best Pinot Gris for the money that I’ve tasted coming out of Washington, and the price won’t leave you feeling guilty about taking it to the beach…



Salmon with ginger, shrimp salad, spiced pork tenderloin, raw oysters, or just sat on the beach, watching as some random kid messes-around with a red surfboard, as his father looks on…



$12 – available direct from the Willow Crest website.


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