Oregon wine: 2020 Three Feathers Pinot gris ©Winerabble

Oregon wine: 2020 Three Feathers Pinot gris

Laurelwood District
Chehalem Mountains
Willamette Valley

13.6% alcohol

Empty bottle weight:
17.0 ounces // 484 grams

Screwcap closure

75 cases produced

Three Feathers, started by mother Christine and her daughters Elise and Cynthia, is located just one mile from Bald Peak park, the highest point in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The winery name refers to the three women, along with being a nod to the three ostrich feathers in President Teddy Roosevelt’s family crest, cousin of Christine’s mother. Dorothea Virginia’s legacy was instrumental in the purchase of the 155-acre property, now home to their vineyard.

With undulating hills between 700-1000 feet elevation, the temperatures can be 10 degrees cooler than down in the valley. Due to the elevation and cooler temps, their estate fruit retains high levels of natural acidity, making all their wines exceptionally food-friendly.

After the ripe grapes were hand-picked, the juice was fermented in stainless steel for 6 months before bottling. This vintage is the first using fruit from block three of their vineyard estate.

Please don’t serve this Pinot gris too cold or you’ll miss many of its nuances and long finish.