Hawks View Cellars Oregon Pinot Gris (4)

Hawks View Cellars Oregon Pinot Gris (4)
$49.99 $124.00 60% off List Price
2013 Hawks View Cellars Oregon Pinot Gris, Hawks View Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains

Good morning everyone! My name is A.J. and I’m the Co-Founder of Hawks View Cellars.

Ask questions…I’ll be here all day. Also I’ll be sharing some little know facts about our vineyard and winery.

Fact #1 - We don’t irrigate our plants, which is a practice known as dry farming. By depriving the plants of water it forces them to search feverishly water in our Laurelwood soil. The result is our root depth of over 25 feet. This is special because it allows of root system to be plugged into rich and ancient nutrients that help generate the beautifully complex flavors of our Pinot Gris.

Welcome.
Could you compare this vintage to others and especially those surrounding it.

Properly cellared, based on your experience, how do you see this evolving over the next several years?

Thanks for chiming in AJ.

i hope the wooters take to your wines. i certainly did. Great value here.

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Rat Re…errr Grape Debater here, sorry for the delay!!

I received a bottle of the Hawks View Pinot Gris early last week and decided to let it settle down for a few days (being in Florida and a longtime Woot Wine buyer, I find the wine often needs a few days to recover from its cross-country journey). I’m primarily a red drinker, but I love all wine, so I was very excited about this bottle. Florida is hot as Hades right now (like just about everywhere), so I decided a Saturday bagel brunch with my favorite wine drinkers would be an ideal opportunity for the tasting. My fellow tasters usually confined their white consumption to pricey Chardonnays and bone-dry Sauvignon Blancs.

I’ll cut to the chase, everybody LOVED this wine. I prefer my whites on the warmer side, so the wine was served somewhere north of 60 degrees. Color was a pale straw. On the nose, it was citrus fruit, maybe a little cut grass, and some pleasant floral fumes. It rolled into the mouth and hit all the notes, very full-bodied with a viscosity that lingered. The flavor profile took my favorite characteristics of un-oaked Chardonnays and dry Sauvignon Blancs. Sour and citrus fruits, some light pepper/spice, and a light honeysuckle greeted every sip. The finish was warm and lingering. I generally love Oregon whites, and this wine was a fine example of why I do.

Food-wise, it paired well with a bagel topped with tomato & cream cheese, but wasn’t really a great companion with the smoked salmon, red onion, and capers I like on top of my bagels. I think the wine would sing with chicken & vegitables or a nice butter/cream-based fish dish.

I haven’t read any of the reviews or seen the Woot price yet, I’m going to guess this retails in the $20 to $30 range. If the Woot price is anywhere in the $10 - $15 range, I’m in on this deal!

edit: In for two!

Last Wooter to Woot: knotworking

Great questions!

Let me describe 2013 as a vintage in the Willamette Valley.

Simply put, 2013 was a mild and dry summer, and all signs pointed to a great vintage with extended fall hang times. This all changed for many vineyards when a weather system dropped on the valley pelting the vineyards with 4" of rain in 2 days. For some context, normally our farm only sees 1.67" of rain on average in the entire month of September.

Due to that event the question everyone asks about the 2013 vintage is “Did you pick before the rains…?” and for us the short answer is YES! The net result is a Pinot Gris perfectly ripe with balanced acidity and the alluring flavors to match.

Conversely, 2014 was a warmer year than 2013 and was not marked by cataclysmic rains. Disease pressure was nil, and the interest thing on our farm was that all of the fruit, red and white, was ready to be picked at the same time. With no weather systems to worry about (Oregon vintages seem to always be marked by some sort of meteorological event) we picked at higher brix than 2013 leading to weightier, more viscous, Pinot Gris.

I believe our Pinot Gris could be aged for 6-8 years from the pick date. That said, it’s drinking beautifully now.

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Happy Birthday to Cathy Corison and zTimothyBz!!!

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Hi and welcome! Thanks for joining us. I added your nice logo to your signature!

Thank you for the warm welcome!

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So join or create a WW Gathering!

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Now if you only sold wine storage units! :wink:

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or even rented/leased them.

Welcome A.J.! As a lifelong Ohioan and Ohio State fan I can’t help but see your name and think of A.J. Hawk. :slight_smile:

Any special offers for wooters who visit in person? We will be honeymooning in the Portland area in 2 months and are working on our itinerary. Already planning a stop at Patty Green’s place which appears to be fairly close to you guys.

Thanks knotworking for the rattage and A.J. for the participation. Very helpful to decide on 2.

Thanks for the kind words!

Fun Fact #2!

We grafted over approximately 2.5 acres of Pinot Noir to Pinot Gris in 2011 because we were so pleased with the white wines from our site.

The nearly 4,000 grafted plants used sticks pruned from our original 2.5 acre Pinot Gris planting helping generate consistency.

2011 was a cool vintage in Oregon and this allowed for over 95% success with the grafts which is very high.

All of this meant more great Gris for everyone.

Dear Woot,

As of 8/8/2016 Pennsylvania has passed a law to allow residents to purchase wine from distributors and have it directly delivered to Pennsylvania residents.

Will Woot look into this to start allowing us PA residents to finally join the fun of wine.woot!?

See this thread. :slight_smile:

Hawks View Fun Fact #3:

The original 1991 planning of Pinot Gris on our site is own-rooted.

Not grafted on root disease resistant rootstock, the plants represent the purest form of the Pinot Gris plant and have become a rarity in the Willamette Valley.

We feel strongly that these own-rooted vines drive the depth and complexity of our Pinot Gris as the plant is unaltered by the grafting process.