Anne Amie Pinot Gris 2008

Do we know how to pick them or what? This Anne Amie was just picked by the NY Times (February 3, 2010) as their number one Pinot Gris from Oregon "Our consensus No. 1 bottle was the 2008 Willamette Valley from Anne Amie, which had all the vitality one could want, carbon dioxide or not, along with complex herbal, spice and mineral flavors."

Review

Wine Advocate, August 2009, "The 2008 Pinot Gris exhibits a touch of minerality accompanied by fragrant white peach and melon aromas. Crisp and vibrant on the palate, this savory effort will drink well for another 2-3 years."

Winemaker notes

"Pale white-gold in color, the 2008 Pinot Gris enlivens the senses with aromas of citrus, crisp stone-fruits and wild flowers. The palate reveals impeccable balance and focus, bursting with bright lemon, grapefruit and satisfying hints of cream soda that is followed by a clean, elegant minerality characterizing our Estate Vineyards. Finishing bright and refreshing, hints of candied green apples linger, making the 2008 Pinot Gris a delightful match to shellfish, herb-roasted chicken and fine cheeses."

Anne Amie Vineyards - http://www.anneamie.com/