Illahe Estate Grüner Veltliner 2019, Willamette Valley, Oregon

The 2018 Grüner Veltliner introduces itself with light but dense aromas of dried peach, honey crisp apple, and fresh cedar board. This wine is fermented partially in acacia barrels which offer herbal flavors and complex texture. The palate also contains flavors of red grapefruit, graham cracker, and white nectarine. The balanced acid and strong mouthfeel create a beautiful wine ready for drinking or aging. Illahe is a Chinook jargon word meaning “earth,” “land,” or “soil.”