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Coeur de Terre Pinot Gris 2016
Region: Willamette Valley, OR
Winery: Coeur de Terre
Grapes: 100% Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2016
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Description: Coeur de Terre Pinot Gris comes from multiple vineyards located within the McMinnville AVA. These vineyards, were planted in 1984 and 1985 on soils of volcanic origin located directly facing the Van Duzer Corridor, which is a natural land bridge to the Oregon Coast. Due to the proximity to the Van Duzer, these sites receive significant cooling breezes in the late afternoons of summer, allowing for longer hang time and greater varietal character development in the fruit. Tasting Notes: This is one crazy and unusual Pinot Gris with aromas of white grapefruit, lychee, peach, peach pit and wet river stones. On the palate there is vibrant acidity and lightness that dances on your tongue leading to a focused minerality with flavors reminiscent of sweet Oregon peaches, apricots and grapefruit rind. This wine will be great out on the deck on a hot summer day or paired with Caramelized Sea Scallops with Foie Gras.


Reviews

Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 89 FOR THE 2014 VINTAGE
Soft and expressive, ripe yet light-footed, with apricot and dried pear notes coming to the fore as the polished finish lingers. Drink now. 1,245 cases made.