Owen Roe 2014 Crawford-Beck Vineyard Pinot Gris (Eola-Amity Hills)
Founded in 1999 in Newberg Oregon, Owen Roe is the joint project of two couples, Ben and Julie Wolff and David and Angelica O’Reilly. In 2913 they undertook a physical expansion with the beginning of construction on a second winery in Washington’s Yakima Valley. Owen Roe currently produces some fifty different wines, but their version of Pinot Gris is a perennial favorite. A single-vineyard wine done entirely in stainless steel, it has refreshing aromas of lime peel, pineapple, and lychee nut and its crisp mouthfeel bursts with acidity across the palate, evenly balanced with flavors of lemon cream.
Subtle and smooth, this unoaked Pinot Gris from Crawford Beck Vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley teases the palate with delicate flavors of lemon, green apple and lime zest. It has a light flavor intensity yet a strong finish, which entices you to keep reaching for another sip. Suggested pairings include oysters on the half shell, caramelized onion tart or Crab Louie.
Wine Enthusiast - 91 points
This wine shows finesse, driven by its seamless mix of citrus, melon, peach and pear fruits. Immediately delicious, it actually improves by the second day, showing its perfect acid-to-fruit balance. Give it a light chill—not too much—and it's a perfect autumnal sipper.