Nose

bouquet of apricot and white peach.

Palate

The refreshing flavors of lemon/lime, melon and pineapple fill the mouth and linger.

Growing Conditions

The 2011 growing season in the North Willamette Valley was cool and very long. The harvest was one of the latest on record with growers and vintners nervously watching the sky. Perfect weather at flowering caused the vines to set a very large crop, but cool, cloudy weather in late spring and early summer slowed ripening. Heat accumulation over the season was one of the lowest in decades. Many growers thinned the crop significantly to encourage ripening of remaining bunches, but potential yields were still 50 to 100 percent larger than normal. The good news is that the long hang time in the vineyard produced wonderful flavors.

Aging

100% Stainless steel

Food Pairing

This crisp and fruity wine is a delicious accompaniment to Asian dishes