Union Wine Company Kings Ridge Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2021

Pale gold color; lime, white peach, melon, yellow apple, honeysuckle on the nose; honeydew melon, lemon-lime, tangerine, pear, cantaloupe on the palate.

Union Wine Company Kings Ridge Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2021

Dry; polished, tangy; good, but not sharp, acidity (3.27 pH)—thanks to fruitiness of the wine. Medium body with slight oiliness. No tannins. No oak; 98% finished in stainless steel, 2% in neutral French oak. Pure pinot gris play from fruit grown by Bernie Bielenberg on the east side of the northern Willamette Valley and on Green Springs Vineyard farther to the west. Whole cluster pressed, then racked to stainless steel tanks for fermentation in the lees for extra texture and complexity. 13.5% ABV

Union Wine Company founder and owner Ryan Harms moved to Oregon in 2001 and worked in various wineries. He started the Union Wine Company in 2005. He notes: “I decided that I wasn’t going to accept that wine made in Oregon had to be expensive. So, Union is about creating something that I can share with friends and family and make accessible, without sacrificing quality.”

Union Wine Company founder Ryan Harms

Harms chose the Union Wine Company name “to honor and bring together the diversity, spirit and character of Oregon that we love. At the end of the day, wine is just a beverage. And then it becomes part of something greater. It brings people together over a meal, for celebrations big and small. And that’s incredibly satisfying to me, and to all of us at Union.”

Union Wine Co. Kings Ridge Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2021 is a straightforward, fruity, pleasing pinot gris from Willamette Valley. Delightfully smooth, supple in the mouth. Excellent fruit, trending toward tarty, which just compellingly invites you to enjoy another sip. Pair with pork; spicy food; cured meats, charcuterie board; mushrooms; salads and vegetarian fare; lighter fish and seafood; baked salmon; shrimp. Cheese—marbier, raclette, taleggio, munster, livarot, comte, parmigiano reggiano, gouda; aged goat cheese, triple dream cheese. $15-17

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