Willow Crest Winery 2013 Estate Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, $12

By on February 25, 2015

willow-crest-estate-pinot-gris-nv-bottleBest Buy! Precept executive Dave Minick founded this label in Prosser, Wash., which he named for his vineyard, and the legacy of his work with white wines continues. There’s a tiny drop of blush in the color and aromas of apple blossom, lime, minerality and beeswax.  It follows with a bright attack of white peach, Gala apple and pear flavors, surrounded by more minerality and crisp acidity to balance the residual sugar (0.6%). The success of this prompted an increased production of 50 percent from 2012.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 4,500 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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