03 Oct Wine Wednesday: Seven Hills Pinot Gris 2014 ($16)
This Week In Wine: Seven Hills Pinot Gris 2014 ($16)
“A glorious, grapefruity, lusciously fresh Pinot Gris, this new vintage from Seven Hills is made for a summer afternoon. This has notes of citrus and melon, with highlights of mint and a hint of pepper, keeping it lively and interesting all through the refreshing finish.” — Wine Enthusiast
Wine Ratings & Awards
Grape Certified Gold Medal – 2014 –
Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points (2011)
Wine & Spirits – 90 Points (2013)
Best White Wines Under $30 – 2016
2014 was one of the warmest vintages in Northwest winegrowing history. Fortunately, it concluded with a long, mild fall with just enough moisture to give fully ripe berries while maintaining optimal balance and flavor. The wine underwent a long, cool fermentation with Chanson yeast in stainless steel. After gentle pressing and settling, 10% of the wine was briefly matured in new French oak to give the wine a hint of spice and roundness. The nose shows citrus, spearmint, vanillin and hazelnut. The palate starts with ripe citrus and pear fruit, layered with spice and vanillin underneath. The finish is fruitful and brisk.
It’s a delightful match with seafoods and vegetable dishes, and my favorite: grapefruit-avocado salad. This Pinot Gris is made to drink young, and is at its best within two years of the vintage.
In order to find a bargain you often have to dig a little deeper. If you keep at it you’ll find Seven Hill’s 2014 Pinot Gris from Walla Walla, Oregon. With rave reviews from wine lover’s and critics alike, you’re assured mouthwatering enjoyment of the highest order. You may even find yourself wondering if this wines light gold color is prophetic, given its Grape Certified Gold rating.
Whether your a seasoned white wine drinker or venturing out you’ll be floored by the amazing aromas and flavors present in Seven Hill’s Pinot Gris. Right away you’ll smell delicious hints of citrus, spearmint and vanilla. Your sense of taste is pleasantly awakened by the same hints of citrus, mint and a touch of melon. Enjoy this wine with your favorite seafood dish or green & citrus fruit salad. Cheers!
Seven Hills Oregon Pinot Gris 2011
Wine Region: Umpqua Valley, Walla Walla, Oregon
Wine Grapes: Pinot Gris/Grigio
Style: Light & Crisp
Drinks Like: Ponzi Pinot Gris 2014 ($17), The White Knight Pinot Grigio 2014 ($10)
Food & Wine Pairing: Seafood Spaghetti With Wine – View Recipe
We hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s wine review. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy today’s Grape Certified Gold white wine recommendation but we’re excited for you to try this Seven Hills Pinot Gris 2014 food and wine recipe pairing! If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of Wine Wednesday and Food & Wine Friday. Cheers!
Walla Walla Gold!
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Gold
Whether your a seasoned white wine drinker or venturing out you’ll be floored by the amazing aromas and flavors present in Seven Hill’s 2011 Pinot Gris. Right away you’ll smell delicious hints of citrus, spearmint and vanilla. Your sense of taste is pleasantly awakened by the same hints of citrus, mint and a touch of melon. Enjoy this wine with your favorite seafood dish or green & citrus fruit salad. Cheers!