Palate Press Wine of the Week: 2009 Soléna Estates Pinot Gris Palate Press August 7, 2010 Tasting Notes 1 Comment The Soléna 2009 Pinot Gris is interesting, and stands out for its complexity amongst the many fine Pinot Gris releases in Willamette Valley. Fruit is sourced from 3 different vineyards: Grapes of higher acidity from cooler climate are blended with riper fruit from warm climates, to provide the complexity and differentiation. Pale straw color; Nose of green apple, pear, hint of minerality, more floral as it opened up. Lush texture, with the green apple carrying through, and citrus. The wine has a wonderful mid palate density for a stainless, non malolactic white wine, with fruit and acidity that is present at front, mid, and finish. It drinks wonderfully on its own, and would pair well with lighter fare, and most seafood. The full review can be read on Simple Hedonisms. WHO: Soléna Estates WHAT: Pinot Gris WHERE: Willamette Valley, Oregon WHEN: 2009 HOW MUCH: $20 http://www.morenovalleywaterdamage.com moreno valley water damage I found your web log on google and read a couple of your other posts. freezing added you to my personal Google News Reader. Keep up the good work look ahead to reading more from you in the foreseeable future.