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November 27, 2018 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek Cellars 2016 Pinot Gris | The Hedonistic Taster: Willamette Valley Holiday Edition

The Hedonistic Taster
Willamette Valley Holiday Edition
by L.M. Archer


“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer

The Hedonistic Taster provides an intimate format for sharing industry trade sample tasting notes with readers.

Please enjoy this special holiday edition, showcasing the wines of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Disclaimer: No compensation is received; all opinions expressed are that of the author.

[Panther Creek Cellars 2016 Pinot Gris is an award-winning white wine from Oregon's Willamette Valley.]


Wine:  Panther Creek Cellars Pinot Gris

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol:  13.5%

Link to Producer Specs here. (96% Pinot Gris, 3% Muscat, 1% Chardonnay.)

Suggested Retail: $ 20

Robe: Clear straw robe with pale pink tinge.

Nose: Intriguing light floral, lime, wet stones, lychee, 

Bouche:  Yellow apple, ripe pear, and pink grapefruit give way to peach, quince, and melon on the mid-palate, with hints of baking spice, vanilla and lychee on the rounded, lingering finish. Slightly dry, light body.

A quixotic wine that over-delivers.

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