Pinot Gris

Bestheim

Exception Pinot Gris 2013

Pale lemon with aromatic aromas of ripe stone fruits, smoky and honey spice notes. On the dry palate melon and peach flavors with honey and gentle spicy notes, crisp and fresh. Medium finish with pleasant ending enhancing the smoky character. Drinking well now, will age a bit more. Tasting Sample. — 6 days ago

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King Estate

Reserve Pinot Gris 1999

caramel and dry flowers soft lemon, wet stone. soft with some acid barely hanging on — a day ago

Omaka Springs Estates

Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

Matt really liked this! Drank while watching above & beyond concert in Prague — 5 days ago

Albert Boxler

Grand Cru Brand Pinot Gris 2011

Candied stone fruit with a velvet texture. Very food friendly! — 5 days ago

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Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Los Carneros Pinot Gris 2013

Lemon and bergamot with melon and almonds. Bright acidity with texture. Still youthful and yet older than my son — a day ago

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Fossil & Fawn

Oregon Pinot Gris 2018

Juicy but not at all sweet. Visually very striking in the glass. Very good. — 5 days ago

Isenhower Cellars

Yakima Valley Vin Gris Pinot Gris 2018

Salmon pink with orange iridescence; make of that what you like. Excellent clarity. This is Isenhower’s sole “orange wine”, so I’m assessing this in that context. Fruity, stone fruit and floral notes in nose. Maybe peach and honey notes in flavor, but there’s some undefinable note there with depth. (Mint? Herb? Or only peach?) Tart, slightly bitter peach peel flavor, moderate skin astringency. Almost dry but fruity. Good acidity and roundedness of mouthfeel alongside that assertive yet narrow (by tannin weight) range of skin astringency. I have mixed feelings about this wine but admire the craft behind its construction. This wine is pushing what a Pinot Gris can be in this style. I’d compare it with past vintages of Cameron’s orange wines (out of Oregon). I’m still learning about orange wines and developing my own sense of what a “superior” orange wine might taste like. This one helps me think about how I should think about that question, and where the “boundaries” ought to be... — a month ago

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Trixie

Trixie

A refreshing wine from your description. Petty color. 🥂
David Shaw

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Strangely, it’s not really refreshing like a rosé or white wine, but more like a red wine with less heaviness, lower alcohol than a red, less color, but almost the same tannins. An orange wine is like a “noir de blanc”, a red wine made from white grapes. A bit strange to taste, at first. I’m still searching for the ones I like best. Cameron and Love and Squalor are the two best I’ve had out of Oregon. This is close (WA state). I’ve had an Italian and a French orange wine but just need to try more... Think of the category as a light fruity mouthful of tannins, so “not refreshing”, really, but fun

Domein Pietershof

Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris als hoofddruif in deze blend met wat Gewurztraminer en Riesling. Mooie zwoele wijn met finesse gemaakt. Heerlijk bij een ravioli gemaakt van pompoen en gevuld met Crab. — 5 days ago

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Anthony Road

Finger Lakes Pinot Gris 2017

Great value. Medium body. Bright crisp acidity. Lots of apple and honey on the nose and palate. Nice minerality. — 5 days ago

Platinum Bench

Gamay Noir 2018

Picked this up at the winery with Renee back in August. Such a lovely Gamay! Will be seeking out more — 9 days ago

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