2021 Chemistry Pinot Gris
Floral, lemon, and orange peel notes grace the nose, introducing you to a brisk freshness. The palate is firm and vibrant, with underscoring notes of paloma and green blossoms before carrying the flavors of lemon sorbet and dried herbs to a clean, crisp finish. Drink now.
The 2021 growing season was warmer than average in the Willamette Valley, producing beautifully ripe fruit with vibrant flavors. A dry spring led to lingering rain showers during bloom, which reduced the yield in some blocks. Then, an abnormal heatwave spread across the valley, with temperatures reaching as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Fortunately, the fruit prospered as high temperatures occurred between bloom and véraison when berries were hard and less sensitive to damage. Temperatures tapered off prior to harvest, with warm days and cool nights, which allowed the fruit to ripen at an even and slower pace. The resulting wines are balanced with focused flavors, stunning fruit, gorgeous vibrancy, and incredible aging potential.