A clear wine bottle with black screw cap, and melon-colored wine inside. "ViNO Pinot Grigio, Washington Wine"

2019 ViNO Pinot Grigio

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$12.00
A clear wine bottle with black screw top and filled with faint yellow wine. The label is white with black text, reading ViNO Pinot Grigio, Washington State.

Tasting Notes by Winemaker Charles Smith

“​I frequently ask for a glass of fresh, minerally white wine and this is it! Tangerine peel, anise and snow-covered pine aromas lead to a mouth-filling Italian melon, lilac, oregano blossoms and cut summer straw. Emotionally satisfying and delicious.”

Vintage Notes

The 2019 vintage was on the cooler side as it started slow with later-than-usual bud break and continued on to be fairly moderate throughout the year. Some vineyards had issues with an October freeze a bit earlier than usual, but our high-elevation vineyards have great air drainage which allows us to extend the growing season late into October without freeze. This yielded fantastic ripening and some awesome wines with incredible balance and character. Overall, we are excited about the wine produced in 2019, which has brought us more finesse, incredible flavors and lovely balance.

Winemaking

Varietal Breakdown: 100% Pinot Grigio
Appellation: Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley
Vineyard(s): Evergreen Vineyard (100%)
Production: 5.0 tons per acre | Native yeast | 100% whole cluster pressed | Stainless steel fermentation | No malolactic fermentation | 4 months aged on lees in tank
Wine Analysis: 7.0 g/L titratable acidity | 3.42 pH | 12.5% alcohol | No residual sugar

Current & Past Scores

90 Points – James Suckling

“A fresh, creamy pinot grigio with sliced dried apples, stones and hints of wax. Medium body. Fruity with pear undertones. Drink now. Screw cap.”

91 Points – James Suckling (v2018)

“A fruity, tangy pinot grigio with dried-pineapple and mango character. Steely at the same time. Full bodied, layered and delicious. Flavorful finish. Intense, and attractive. Contrasty. Drink now. Screw cap.”

Best Buy – Sean P. Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast (v2017)

“Vineyard-designated offerings of this variety are an extreme rarity in the state. Citrus, green apple, herb and wilted flower aromas predominate. The palate is light in style, with a textured feel.”

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