Old vine is a loose term; here it signifies vines about 20 years of age. Considering that Pinot Gris has been planted in Oregon for almost twice that long, that seems like a bit of a stretch. Nonetheless, a fine effort, mixing pear-flavored fruit with baking spices and brioche, giving it a pastry-like set of flavors. Deep and penetrating, with a long and lively finish.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.