This wine talks. It has personality. It’s alluring, dimensions, evolves as it opens. Moves from bold dark fruit to smooth pleasure train. The journey of this wine is near perfect. Compare against Kosta Browne. 2016 vintage, gold. — 6 months ago
Fun, different and interesting. Nice refreshing acidity and crisp minerality. — 3 years ago
Creamy. New oak. — 8 months ago
First tasting ever of this varietal, a gift from my brother (but a little research online reveals this is the Burgundian name for Pinot Gris. Oh well, a rose by any other name...)
Paired with Beecher's New Woman (formerly No Woman) Jamaican jerk spice jack cheese.
Neutral aroma, rounded body, crisp, grapefruit and lemon finish, mild astringency, slight seed bitterness. A clean slate to show one's winemaking finesse: well made. 24 hours later, creamy lees contact character was more apparent.
Cheese would pair better with something earthy (Oregon Pinot noir) or contrasting (Washington state Syrah or red blend).
Ironically, the wine paired better with the Vollkorn bread (malty German-style sourdough made with whole wheat and rye) from Seattle artisanal bakery Macrina than it did with the cheese. Should have gone with the dill Havarti cheese instead. — 2 years ago