There’s Pinot Grigio and then there’s depth. This wine has it in spades. From the aroma to the palate.
Lilac, tangerine, alpine strawberry, golden straw, and Italian melon. With density to spare. Minerally,
long and lingering.
Evergreen Vineyard (67%): Planted in 1998 by Jerry Milbrandt, the vineyard lies along
a stretch of steep cliffs above the Columbia River, in the Ancient Lakes. A cooler site due
to river influence, the soils are composed of fragmented basalt, gravel silt, and caliche
deposited during ice age floods. As with all of Milbrandt’s vineyards, Evergreen is farmed
using sustainable practices. This site produces fruit with sublime mineral character and
great acidity, a balance that winemakers adore.
RAF Vineyard (33%): Located in the Ancient Lakes AVA near the town of Quincy, RAF
Vineyard is situated on one of the land’s many coulees (a canyon formed by the draining
of the Missoula flood waters). Thin limestone soils within an elevation above 1200 feet
provide RAF the classic terroir of the Ancient lakes AVA that have helped de ne the style
of white grapes grown in the region.
Yeast: native / 100% whole cluster pressed / Stainless steel fermentation / No malolactic fermentation / 6 months aged on lees in tank
The 2015 Harvest in Washington State started with an early spring bud break and
continued into a warm summer. Although it started early and was a very warm year, the
fall turned out to be long and temperate, which gave great ripening to our fruit, bright
acid, low alcohol and beautiful complexity.