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Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris

8.646 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Pinot Gris
Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, White Fish, Pasta, Pungent Cheese, Goat & Feta Cheese, White Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Potato, Nuts & Seeds, Salads & Greens, Herbs, Chili & Hot Spicy, Beans & Peas, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Oyster, Mussel, Clam, Chicken, Duck, Turkey, Oyster, Shellfish
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Rufus King

Very drinkable New Zealand Pinot Gris, crisp with mild apple notes low acidity, at The Ramp in Cape Porpoise, ME

Very drinkable New Zealand Pinot Gris, crisp with mild apple notes low acidity, at The Ramp in Cape Porpoise, ME

Jun 14th, 2019
Jenny Hanniver

Crisp but not pointy. A little boxwood-y funk, a little grapefruit. Great on Texas evening that’s just humid enough to warn of a sticky summer.

Crisp but not pointy. A little boxwood-y funk, a little grapefruit. Great on Texas evening that’s just humid enough to warn of a sticky summer.

Apr 7th, 2019
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My first Pinot Gris. Was told it was "Suprising" from someone that generally doesnt drink this varietal.
On the nose, it had a funk that I have previously associated with some Sauvignon blanc. Notes of pear, green apple, tartness on the mild side. Has a yeasty quality.
Would not call it either dry nor sweet.
Very mild on the acidity, very soft Tannins. Has a color that is golden but less than most Chardonnays I am familiar with. Beautifully pale gold. Crystal clear and captures light hypnotically on the swirl.

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My first Pinot Gris. Was told it was "Suprising" from someone that generally doesnt drink this varietal.
On the nose, it had a funk that I have previously associated with some Sauvignon blanc. Notes of pear, green apple, tartness on the mild side. Has a yeasty quality.
Would not call it either dry nor sweet.
Very mild on the acidity, very soft Tannins. Has a color that is golden but less than most Chardonnays I am familiar with. Beautifully pale gold. Crystal clear and captures light hypnotically on the swirl.

Feb 17th, 2019
Kristen Bader

Favorite Sav Bland, first tried at Charred Ocean Springs, MS now enjoying on our balcony in San Antonio :)

Favorite Sav Bland, first tried at Charred Ocean Springs, MS now enjoying on our balcony in San Antonio :)

Jun 22nd, 2018
Lisa Kavanagh

Tasted like a chardonnay!

Tasted like a chardonnay!

Jul 16th, 2017
Trevor Carruthers

Light, sharp; refreshing. Definitely benefitted from a good breathing.

Light, sharp; refreshing. Definitely benefitted from a good breathing.

Jun 24th, 2017
Guillaume Alain

Tres bon fruité mais trop sucré mais un peu

Tres bon fruité mais trop sucré mais un peu

Dec 10th, 2016
Rafael Alvarez

Great flavors, smooth and fruity. Very good for price. Will buy again. Had the 2014 with lamb. Really nice🍷

Great flavors, smooth and fruity. Very good for price. Will buy again. Had the 2014 with lamb. Really nice🍷

Dec 5th, 2016
Fleet Hamilton

Really nice, inexpensive Pinot. Fresh tobacco, ripe cherry, slight pepper.

Really nice, inexpensive Pinot. Fresh tobacco, ripe cherry, slight pepper.

Sep 21st, 2016
Jimmy Randall

Fresh fruit upfront, nicely weighted mid palate, great

Fresh fruit upfront, nicely weighted mid palate, great

Aug 18th, 2015