2013 Porter & Plot Pinot Gris

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2013 Porter & Plot
Pinot Gris

Columbia Valley, Washington

980 cases

The Plot

It’s no secret that Washington State is recognized for its enduring and expanding legacy of agricultural success, from apple orchards to potato fields and beyond, but it’s been their extension into the viticulture scene over the last decade that has many in the wine world sitting up and taking note. Columbia Valley, the cardinal appellation of Washington, sits on the Pacific Rim of the state and lies at the same latitude as the famed French regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy. So consequently, many of the French varietals are grown here - and thrive. As a cool climate, Columbia Valley’s 600,000 acre AVA of Yakima Valley produces premier white wines with delicious fruit flavors and balanced acidity, making them some of the most food-friendly whites around.

The Wine

While known as neighboring Oregon’s signature white grape, Pinot Gris has been on an astronomical rise in Washington over the last several years - and we want to send the next wave your way. Benefiting from Yakima Valley’s cool climate, the Porter & Plot Pinot Gris is unlike any Italian Grigio you’ve ever come across. While the former is light-bodied and steely, this Pinot Gris exudes tropical flavors of pineapple and lemon with a higher level of aromas than you’d ever find in an Italian. Its crisp, palate-tingling acidity makes it great to pair with halibut, salmon, chicken and Asian cuisine.

The Craft

Grown on a vineyard planted in 2007 in the Yakima Valley AVA, these Pinot Gris vines produced 6 tons per acre of fruit for the 2013 harvest. After picking, the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature of 55 degrees to preserve the grapes bright acidity and rich flavors.