In late May, during Oregon Wine Month, we raised our glasses to 2021 Acrobat Pinot Gris and 2019 Acrobat Pinot Noir. Using sustainable practices, these wallet-friendly wines are sourced from grapes from three Oregon AVAs. In addition, both these Pinots are food-friendly and very approachable during informal meals and gatherings with family and friends. As a result, we would toast these wines, and the winery, any time of year.
The folks at Acrobat Wine “believe that happy wines make happy people.” And they have a commitment to “casual, confident and honest” wines.
They specifically designed a plan to source grapes from three Oregon AVAs: the Willamette, Umpqua and Rogue Valleys. Each vineyard and AVA have distinct characteristics and provide their own flavor.
Consequently, winemaker Tim Jones says their wines offer a balanced flavor profile of the state of Oregon. This map shows a sample of their partnering vineyards. As well, Jones says there is approachable purity that defines Acrobat wines.
2021 Pinot Gris ($15) is a crisp, vibrant, tangy taste of summer, with aromas and layered flavors of citrus, apples and pears, brushed with minerality and backed with good acidity. Moreover, we prefer citrus notes in our white wines, so this one is perfect for our palates. It features bright, light, breezy citrus that is present in every sip. Fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks, this is a refreshing deck wine. We named the 2019 vintage on our list of Warm Weather Whites last year, and the 2021 vintage will continue that trend this year.
2019 Pinot Noir ($19) is a medium-bodied, good, every-day-value red wine. It opens with fragrant aromas of cherries, lemon zest, raspberries and hazelnuts, leading into flavors of plums, dark chocolate, earthiness and spices. This Pinot will pair perfectly with salmon barbecued on a cedar plank, or ahi tuna. Or you could simply serve it with snacks at a casual weekday get-together with family and friends. As well, it will age through the next decade.
In conclusion, you won’t be surprised that Acrobat Pinot Gris 2021 is going to be one of our go-to whites this summer. Yes, we like it that much. And for Pinot lovers, this 2019 can easily be opened on a week night or just for fun.
Thank you for the samples, Colangelo PR. We’re off to the store now to buy some Acrobat Pinot Gris. Cheers!
Margot and Dave