Puffin Pinot Gris 2016
Sunset International Wine Competition
Silver Medal
Best of Class and Double Gold Medal
Savor NW Wine Awards, 2017

The 2017 Sunset International Wine Competition awarded our 2016 Puffin Pinot Gris a Silver Medal. One of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world, over 7100 wines were tasted by a blue ribbon panel of Masters of Wine, top wine journalists, and famous winemakers from all over the world.

This straw-colored Pinot Gris leads with pleasing aromas of green apple, pear and white flowers. Subtle aromas of apple blossoms, melon, and lemon zest follow and make this wine so inviting! In the mouth, this wine is well-balanced and smooth from start to finish. Fruit flavors of apple, apricot, pear and citrus fruit allow the wine to linger on the finish.

Join the Wine Club!

An Invitation to Join
Puffin & Friends Wine Club

Dear Friends,

This is is unlike any other wine club you’ve heard of. In addition to offering our own delicious Puffin wines, we’re including amazing wines from some of our favorite Pacific Northwest wineries.   That’s right…you get Puffin wines AND wines from other local wineries. Because we own a wine store, we have access to the finest wines made in the Pacific Northwest.
– Steve

Three levels: Trio, Six Pack, Case | From $89 per shipment
Benefits include free tastings, discounts, Sommelier service

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This Month’s Sommelier Selection

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Sommelier’s Selection

Secret Squirrel 2013 GSM $24.50
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre

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Wonderfully complex, the nose shows aromas of lilac, violet, rose petal, blackberry, mulberry, raspberry compote, clove, sandalwood and cedar box. On the palate the wine is vibrant, fresh and focused with delicious flavors of spiced quince, cranberry, dried fig, wild fruit, tobacco leaf and tar. Plush and fleshy with supple tannin, great energy and lingering finish.

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