Duck Pond Pinot Gris 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A nice light and fresh white wine.

Producer/Winery: Duck Pond Cellars; Dundee, Oregon.

Grape Variety: Pinot Gris.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $9.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)

Purchased From: Ralph’s Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.

Paired With: Turkey and white cheddar cheese sandwich with a little Dijon mustard.


    Note: This year while in California we are reviewing a substantial number of wines sold in grocery stores. This review is one of them. To see all of the grocery store wine reviews look under the keyword “Grocery Store Wines”.

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, almost colorless, with just the slightest hint of oat straw. Slight citrus aroma with hints of tropical fruit. Somewhat smooth, dusty mineral mouthfeel, light body and a 200-grit texture. Bitter lemon, quince and Florida grapefruit flavors. Light, but crisp acidity and long bitter and mineral finish. Before we say more it should be noted that the front label calls the wine “Pinot Gris”; however, the back label calls it “white wine/vin blanc” and we agree with the back label…it was nothing like a Pinot Gris!!! We called it a nice light and fresh white wine…and you will love it if you like bitter. It’s grocery store wine, only $9.99, and a refreshing white wine with a bitterness that adds a unique interest.

Harvesting at the Duck Pond Cellars vineyard
Photo from Oregon Wine.
Comments: Learn more about Duck Pond Cellars and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.9%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: 7 68154 23149 6

Imported by: Not applicable.