Drink 2009 Duck Pond Pinot Gris

2009 Duck Pond Pinot Gris

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2009 Duck Pond Pinot Gris, USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (CellarTracker.com)

I wrote: "2009 Duck Pond Pinot Gris 14.5% ABV. I don't really like the smell of white wine. The taste tends to be... Sour like." 5:26 pm

CellarTracker.com Information:
Vintage 2009
Type White
Producer Duck Pond (web)
Variety Pinot Gris
Designation n/a
Vineyard n/a
Country USA
Region Oregon
SubRegion Willamette Valley
Appellation Willamette Valley

Website Information:
2009 Pinot Gris
Willamette Valley, Oregon

Cases Produced: 12,090
Appellation: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Vineyards: 79.2% St Jory, 4.4% A&E Farms, 4.6% Hylo, 11.8% Delaney
Brix at Harvest: 24°
Blend: 100% Pinot Gris
Fermentation: 98.5% of the blend stainless steel fermented; 1.5% barrel fermented in new French oak. No malolactic fermentation.
Final #s: Alcohol 14.5% - TA .51g/100ml - pH 3.31 - RS .21 g/100ml
UPC: 768154231496

Winemaker Notes
Our 2009 Duck Pond Pinot Gris expresses ripe citrus aromas and flavors. A small portion of the blend was barrel fermented to add weight and structure. This wine's acidity makes it an excellent accompaniment to foods of all kinds. For maximum flavor, remove from the refrigerator and let stand for twenty minutes prior to opening.

Vineyard Notes
Nearly all of the Pinot Gris comes from our estate vineyards in Salem: Delaney, Hylo and St Jory. In the St Jory vineyard the vines are spaced 5’x8’, the older vineyards, Delaney & Hylo use 6’x9’ spacing. The soil in these vineyards is primarily “Jory” soil, a weak volcanic ash and rock type promoting low yielding vines. The vineyard management follows a strict regime. Early in the year shoot thinning is performed. After fruit set, leaves are removed in the fruit zone on the east side of the vines. Later the clusters are counted and adjusted through thinning for a maximum of 28 clusters per vine. Finally, once the grapes have achieved 75% color, a final cluster thinning is performed
clusters and second crop clusters. The average yield was 2 tons per acre. Vineyard practices are the leading factor in our high fruit quality.

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