Cooper Mountain 2019 Pinot Gris Old Vines Willamette Valley, Oregon
Cooper Mountain has been farming with organic and biodynamic practices since the early 1990’s, and eventually received the high standard Demeter certification in 1999. This certification does not allow synthetic pesticides and fertilizers so managing the vineyards here means self-reliance with their own organic fertilizer and a healthy ecosystem where beneficial predators keep vineyard pests at small numbers. This wine has expressive minerality due to shallow volcanic soil and a depth of complex pear flavor due to the older vines. All the hard work that is done in the cellar and vineyards here really shows with this great value wine.