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2011 Wild Brush Cellars Yakima Valley, Washington Pinot Gris

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This bright, tart wine offers notes of yellow apple, Asian pear, melon and lime zest.

Varietal: Pinot Gris Vintage: 2011
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About This Wine

The 2011 growing season in Washington was the vinous equivalent of a rollercoaster ride.

The first “big drop” came in November of 2010, when a freeze damaged wines up and down the state. Following a fairly “normal” spring, the summer of 2011 was quite cool. This resulted in the latest harvest that long-time growers and vintners in the region could remember.

Ultimately, the crop was brought in, and while the alcohol levels were lower than usual, experienced winemakers — like the team at Wild Brush Cellars — reported rich flavors in their finished wines. The 2011 Wild Brush Pinot Gris is a good example; it’s tart and refreshing, with engaging fruit flavors that seem to beg for a fish taco or a piece of roasted chicken.

There were some harrowing moments in producing the 2011 Wild Brush Cellars Pinot Gris, but as with the best rollercoaster rides, it all was worth it in the end.

About Pinot Gris

In northeast Italy it makes a light, crisp and neutral wine. In Alsace it can be a delicately perfumed, honey-flavored wine, either dry or sweet, and with more color than most whites.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Pinot Gris
  • Grape Source:Yakima Valley Growing Region of Washington
  • Aromas & Flavors:Yellow Apple, Asian Pear, Melon and Lime Zest
  • Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2015
  • Food Pairing Suggestionfish tacos, or grilled roasted chicken.

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    Portuguese Style Roasted Pork Rare is the recipe that matches equally well with red wines and white wines. This is such a recipe. We came across it while doing research on the wines that will be included in an upcoming club shipment from The World of Wines -featuring the wines of Portugal. The recipe makes 6 servings. And if you'd like to learn more about The World of Wine, click on the Get The Recipe
    Turkey Soup With Wild Rice And Mushrooms This wintertime favorite matches beautifully with Chardonnay, Bordeaux Blanc, Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio. It makes about 12 servings. Get The Recipe
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    Asparagus & Morel Salad Summertime is salad time, and any of your favorite white wines would be great matches for this recipe, courtesy of Masa's restaurant in San Francisco. It serves 4. Get The Recipe
  • Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey or ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos Here's an easy-to-make dish that's perfect for casual spring or summer dining. It matches nicely with a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio, and this recipe makes 2 servings. Get The Recipe
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