Grape: Pinot Gris
Tasting Notes: Apricot, Orange peel, Spice, Lemon
Big Table Farm is a real farm. Founded in 2006 on 70 acres in Oregon's Willamette Valley, owners Brian Marcy and Clare Carver raise animals and produce seasonal vegetables. You'll find free-range hens, pasture-raised pigs, goats, a team of draft horses, bee hives and grass-fed cows there. Oh, and they make some incredible wines.
The 2018 is the second vintage for this Orange wine. It's fermented on the skins per usual. By any measure it's rich and delicious with just the right amount of tannins and acid. A satin texture on the palate carries flavors of apricots, lemon, graphite, saline and dried orange peel with a lovely, funky savoriness. Spices warm the finish balanced by just enough acid. Have this wine with a seafood meal, oysters on the half shell or Dungeness crab.