Appellation: Columbia Valley
Best Buy! It makes sense that the success each year of the Long Shadows Vintners program with rosé of Pinot Gris — Julia’s Dazzle — could translate to the Nine Hats Pinot Gris. Of the 10 bottlings for the Long Shadows sister project, four of those under the Nine Hats label are produced with white varieties. Two of those use Pinot Gris. This is a classic Washington example of Pinot Gris in its tropical and rich approach of passion fruit, pineapple and honeysuckle that’s joined by fresh apricot for a finish that brings some body and a remarkably long finish. As a result, it earned a gold medal at the 2020 Washington State Wine Competition.
Rated “Outstanding!” by Great Northwest Wine. (13.8% alc.)
Cases produced: 3,871
Food pairings: Enjoy with Dungeness crab or try with the Super Sprint Calzone — featuring roasted chicken, pesto and Mama Lil’s peppers — at the Nine Pies Pizzeria next door to the Nine Hats tasting room at SODO Urbanworks.
Nine Hats Wines
3861 First Ave. South, Suite C
Seattle, WA 98134
Reservations are not required, but they are strongly encouraged due to seating restrictions. And tastings are limited to groups of five or fewer.
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