The grapes come from three vineyards that we manage in the Eola Amity Hills AVA near Salem, Oregon. The wine was aged in 10% new oak and has appealing aromas of black cherry and cola. The cherry flavor continues on the palate with a juicy acidity and round mouthfeel that lead to a smooth finish.
The 2017 growing season was moderately warm and very dry. Rain in mid-September slowed the ripening of the grapes and pushed harvest into late September and early October. The grapes were able to develop depth in flavor without becoming over ripe. Our 2017 Pinot Gris is full of flavor with bright acidity and 12.6% alcohol. The wine has aromas of pear with floral notes. On the palate apricot, pear, and creamy lemon flavors are accented by minerality leading to a long, smooth finish.
Our pinot noir grapes come from a small densely planted vineyard that we manage in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA near Salem, Oregon. The wine was aged for 10 months in 25% new French oak. This well-balanced wine has aromas of black licorice, cinnamon notes and cherry undertones that lead to mouth filling dark fruit on the mid palate and a rich pleasing finish.
Vintage Dessert Wine
This rich full-bodied dessert wine is made like the traditional port wine of Portugal. The wine has an inky purple color with intense aromas of blackberry and a mouthful of dark berry fruit that balances perfectly with the sweetness. While the wine is enjoyable now, it will mature gracefully for years to come. Classic pairings with this wine are stilton cheese, dark chocolate and toasted walnuts.
Buy at a store near you:
Terrapin Cellars wines are distributed to wine shops, grocery markets and restaurants in the following states. Please call to find where they are available:
Delaware - 877-890-9020
Maryland - 877-890-9020
Oregon - 503-235-7429
South Carolina - 843-225-5277
Virginia - 540-444-4440
Washington D.C. - 877-890-9020
Washington State - 509-922-5656
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