Illahe Estate Grüner Veltliner 2021, Willamette Valley, Oregon

2021 vintage: “We destem, crush the grüner, and do a 24-hour cold soak on the skins with some stem inclusion to increase aromatics. After a gentle pressing, we then ferment 30% of the juice in acacia barrels to increase texture and mouthfeel and the remainder in stainless. Tasting notes: Aromas of green apple and Mexican style cucumber (notes of chili and lime) wtih a palate of dandelion jam, wet stone, pear blossom, kiwi, and alfalfa. “Our acacia barrel fermentation lends to the testured mouthfeel of this wine that is acented by a classic grüner white pepper finish.”