Badda big boom! Anyone for piña coladas? This tropical gris is weighty and ripened, yet maintains some ripping acidity that will slap you til Friday (It’s only Wednesday).
Drink while en route to Fhloston Paradise. Corbin my man!
|Grapes||100% Pinot Gris|
|Vineyard(s)||Temperance Hill Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills|
|Winemaking||Direct press, fermented in neutral oak barrels. Left on the lees with no bâtonnage for 10 months before bottling.|
|Production||100 cases. Mag jawns too.|
Ross & Bee Maloof
Blessed with crisp mountain air, early springs, and long, luscious summers, Applegate Valley became a distinct wine appellation in 2001, splitting off from the surrounding Rogue Valley. This is a Goldilocks wine growing region (dry and warm, but not too dry and warm–just right) and thus boasts the ability to grow almost anything. This is where you will often find the married winemaking team of Bee and Ross Maloof. While their winery and home vineyard are near Dundee in the Willamette, the Maloofs have been sourcing grapes from the Applegate Valley for almost the entirety of their winery’s short life. In just four years they have taken the natural wine world by storm with their single vineyard bottlings and blends.