2015 Pinot Gris
An intensely fragrant nose of cantaloupe, fresh kiwi and white peach with nuances of slivered almond and dried straw. The wine is silky and seamless in texture with exotic fruit flavors of guava and lychee, lifted by a fresh saline minerality. Lightly toasted honey notes are underscored by a firm, driving acidity, drawing out the palate to a powerful and long-lasting finish.
Our Pinot Gris grapes are sourced from Lawrence Vineyard, a high elevation site at 1675ft on the Royal Slope in the Columbia Valley AVA. These grapes produce intensely aromatic wines that show fully developed flavors while still maintaining a strong acid backbone. The clusters were whole-bunch pressed into neutral French oak barrels and concrete egg, and fermented with native yeast until dry. Regular stirring of the lees helped to impart richness, depth and persistence to the finished blend, balancing out the high natural acidity of this unique site.
Appellation: Lawrence Vineyard - Columbia Valley
2016 Pink Pape
2014 Pape Blanc
2013 Slice of Pape
2015 Pinot Gris
2012 Sangiovese Estate
2012 Tempranillo Estate
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
2012 Cabernet Franc Estate
2012 Syrah Estate
Our complete lineup of Tranche wines is sliced into three different series: our ‘Rhone Series’, our ‘Mediterranean Series’ and our ‘Estate Series’.
Grapes native to France’s Rhône Valley are the focus of our ‘Slice of Pape’ program – our homage particularly to the blended wines of the Southern Rhône. Slice of Pape, Slice of Pape Blanc, and Pink Pape (our dry rosé) are crafted from the best of these traditional varietals. Separately and together, they offer you a New World expression of these classic Old World wines. We include in our Spring release our Pinot Gris as it is the perfect complement to the menus of Spring and Summer, and ideal for sipping on the deck.
In our ongoing efforts to expand our reach with other varietally-focused wines, we look to grapes whose origins are within the Mediterranean region. Again the goal is to express the traditional characteristics of each varietal, capturing the essence in each wine’s distinctive aromas and flavors. We invite you to explore these special wines that have been inspired by the Mediterranean standard-bearers.
And finally, the cornerstones of our portfolio, we produce limited quantities of varietal wines, each focusing on a single grape. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah express the terroir of our Blue Mountain Estate Vineyard in Walla Walla. The Chardonnay comes from our Celilo Vineyard in the Columbia Gorge AVA, renown for growing the finest Chardonnay in Washington State. In these wines you can taste the grape’s unique character – its aromas, flavors, texture and detail.