Cardwell Hill Cellars Pinot Gris 2014
Review by Eric Tansey, CSW
Let’s start with Pinot Gris– what is it? Pinot Gris (known as Pinot Grigio in Italy) is the direct descendant of the world famous red grape varietal Pinot Noir, but it produces dry white wines that show distinct fruit-forward characteristics. Cardwell Hill Cellars is located in Willamette Valley, Oregon and produces estate bottled and sustainably farmed wines. Sustainable farming is a practice that puts an emphasis on the enviroment as a whole. The goal in using this technique is to leave the earth in better shape than before the vines were planted on it. Sustainable farming simply means, farming practices that will allow the land to be farmed without causing damage to the eco-system and the community around it, while minimizing the carbon footprint so that the environment in its entirety will be preserved or even improved.
Cardwell Hill Pinot Gris has aromas of white flowers and tropical fruits. On the front of the palate the wine shows tropical fruit charateristics of apple, melon, pear, and a hint of banana. On the mid-palate the fruit and acidity are softened by slight hint of honey that gives the wine a little more body, or thicker mouth feel. The finish is crisp and bright, with lifted acidity, subtle minerality, and fruit. This wine exudes an almost perfect balance of fruit and acidity. Enjoy on a spring day, with chicken salad, rotisserie, or soft mild cheeses.
- Willamette Valley Oregon
- Vintage 2014
- Sustainably farmed, estate bottled, Pinot Gris
“This wine exudes an almost perfect balance of fruit and acidity.”— Eric Tansey, CSW
|Wine Type||Temperature °F||Temperature °C|
|Champagne, Sparkling, and Dessert Wine||40° F||5° C|
|Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio||45-48°F||7-9° C|
|Chardonnay, Chablis||48-52°F||9-11° C|
|Pinot Noir||60-64°||16-18° C|
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz||64-66° F||18-19° C|
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