Asian Pear, Lemon Grass, Persimmon
Planted in 1991, the 50-acre Hawks View Vineyard offers the ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The eastern-facing slope and Laurelwood soils, combined with dry farming and hand harvesting, allow for wines of great character and distinction.
"The immediate aromatic impression is that of a baked pear tart. So much of the buttery crust mingling with intense pear filling are apparent here. On the palette, the acidity of the wine takes over and provides a lively backbone for the apple and pear flavors. The texture of the wine is so rich and round because of the time spent in barrel that one could mistake it for an unoaked chardonnay as it gracefully leaves the mouth. A standout, stand alone wine for sure, but consider it a perfect pairing for creamy scallop offerings like Coquille St. Jaques or maybe just a dozen (or two) raw oysters from our tempestuous Pacific Northwest coast." - Winemaker, Don Crank III