Old vine is a loose term; here it signifies vines about 20 years of age. Considering that Pinot Gris has been planted in Oregon for almost twice that long, that seems like a bit of a stretch. Nonetheless, a fine effort, mixing pear-flavored fruit with baking spices and brioche, giving it a pastry-like set of flavors. Deep and penetrating, with a long and lively finish.
Old vine Pinot Gris? Sourced from the Jacob Hart vineyard, it’s about 20 years old. Lightly beery, yeasty, with Asian pear and buttered apple providing the main flavor interest. This is an elegant, nicely balanced wine, with fruit and acid in perfect proportion.