Pinot Gris

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Acclaim

87 points2012 VintageRobert Parker Wine AdvocateJune 1, 2014
87 Points2012 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanMarch 1, 2014
88 Points2012 VintageTasting Panel OnlineAnthony Dias Blue December 1, 2013

"Smooth and silky with juicy, bright flavors; peach and citrus, long and balanced."


87 Points- Recommended 2011 VintageTasting Panel Magazine (Online)Anthony Dias BlueOctober 15, 2012

Snappy and a bit spritzy with citrus and juicy flavors with good acidity; long and clean


West Coast Oyster Wine Finalist2010 VintageTaylor Shellfish West Coast Oyster Wine Competition 2012May 1, 2012
Best of Show - White Wine2010 VintageSan Antonio Wine CompetitionJanuary 27, 2012
89 Points 2010 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttNovember 1, 2011Spice scent comes with a hint of vanilla bean. Fruit flavors of lime and fresh-cut pear are framed by an underlying minerality. As always with Willow Crest Pinot Gris, there is good penetration and length. - Paul Gregutt.
89 Points2010 VintageRobert Parker's Wine Advocate - issue 196Dr. Jay MillerAugust 31, 2011The 2010 Estate Riesling, sourced from an estate vineyard, it is an off-dry, Spἄtlese-style wine that finished at 9.5% alcohol, 4% residual sugar, and a pH of 3.01. The fruit is nicely framed by the vintage's excellent acidity which makes the wine seem drier than the numbers would suggest. Drink this tasty effort over the next 1-2 years.
Recommended2010 VintageThe Seattle TimesPaul GreguttAugust 13, 2011Spicy and bursting with lime and fresh-cut pear, the estate-grown fruit displays a refreshing minerality. -Paul Gregutt, August 13, 2011
90 Points - Best Buy2009 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttOctober 1, 2010

"Estate-grown from some of the oldest Pinot Gris vines in Washington, this Yakima Valley bottling highlights fresh herbs and sharp, juicy pear and apple fruit flavors. The vivid fruit is racy and tightly defined, and seems to gather strength and focus as it sits in the mouth. A spelndid effort that really sets the standard for Washington Pinot Gris." - Paul Gregutt, October 2010


Top Value 2007 VintageSeattle MagazineShannon BorgJune 30, 2009

Willow Crest 2007 Estate Pinot Gris is recommended in the June 2009 issue of Seattle Magazine and listed as the TOP VALUE Washington Pinot Gris in columnist Shannon Borg's picks for summer! Â "The 1,300 ft. elevation of David Minick's Prosser vineyard helps moderate the vineyard's temperature and ripen the Pinot Gris grapes slowly. This wine has fresh apple and pear flavors, a classic dry style perfect for sipping on a summer evening," said Borg.


Recommended2011 VintageWine AdvocateJeb DunnuckNovember 30, -0001

tasting notes

Aromas of pear, Granny Smith apples, banana and orange blossoms. The light sweetness balances the crisp acidity. It has a fresh, lively fruit aftertaste.

winemaking notes

  • Vintage: 2016
  • Varietal Blend: 100% Pinot Gris
  • Vineyard Source: Willow Crest Vineyard, Yakima Valley, Canyon Vineyard Ranch
  • pH: 3.43
  • TA: 6.42 g/L
  • RS: 4.02 g/L
  • Alcohol: 12.73%
  • Fining: Bentonite, PVPP, Casein
  • Yeast: Ferm Aroma Plus
  • Oak: 100% Stainless
  • Harvest Date: September 2016
  • Bottled Dated: January 24 and 25, 2017