In continuing my Oregon Pinot Gris tasting journey (which I am really enjoying by the way!), I uncorked a bottle of Oak Knoll 2009 Pinot Gris. Oak Knoll Winery was founded in 1970 by Ronald and Marjorie Vuylsteke. The winery is the oldest in Washington County and now the second generation of the Vuylesteke family has stepped in to help take the reins. Their 2009 Pinot Gris was aged in stainless steel barrels and with no malolactic fermentation.
Oak Knoll 2009 Pinot Gris pours a pale gold in the glass. The nose has pleasant aromas of citrus and melon and the palate is refreshing with sweet flavors of lime, lemon, grapefruit, and honeydew. With a tangy, crisp finish and plentiful acidity, this harmonious medley of bright flavors is certain to be enjoyed! ($14, 13.5% alcohol)
My Wine Rating – B+
Food Pairing Suggestions -Pair this Pinot Gris with chicken kebobs, halibut, or veggie burgers.