I am starting the my Oregon Pinot Gris tasting journey with a refreshing wine from Terrapin Cellars. Terrapin Cellars is a family run winery located in the Willamette Valley. They practice sustainable farming methods and produce 2600 cases of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Tempranillo. Even though their 2011 Pinot Gris was the product of a difficult, cold growing season, the wine proved to be delicious!
Terrapin Pinot Gris pours a pale gold color in the glass. The nose has aromas of citrus and pear. The palate is vibrant with tastes of grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, and melon. With a nice balance of alcohol (12%) and acidity, this Pinot Gris is an incredible value! (SRP $13)
My Wine Rating – B+
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair this wine with grilled chicken, seafood kebabs, or shrimp risotto.