Posts Tagged Pinot Gris

2015 Wakefield Estate Pinot Gris, Clare Valley, Australia

In the glass, a pale straw hue. The perfumed nose evokes memories of orchards in the Fall, laden with ripe apples and pears ready for the market or press. Crystalline minerality adds a note of complexity. The fruit flavors follow through on the... Read more

2015 La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey

La Crema winery has been on a tear as of late. The 2013 and 2014 vintages were uniformly outstanding. It looks like the 2015 vintage will continue their hot streak. This wine shows a brilliant pale straw color in the glass. The alluring nose... Read more

2014 La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey

In the glass it is a brilliant pale straw color. Ripe fruit scents of peach, pear, and apple mingle with a vanilla/white flower perfume. A juicy acidity in the mouth keeps the honey-tinged fruit fresh and begs for the next gulp – er, sip. My wife... Read more

2014 Kendall-Jackson Pinot Gris, Vintner’s Reserve, California

A vivid light straw color. In the nose, an abundance of fruit aromas lift from the glass, including ripe peach, honeydew melon, and fleshy tropical fruits. Significant dollops of Roussanne, Viognier, and Albariño add to the fruity bouquet. On first... Read more

2013 La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey

Balanced and melded, this wine is nicely perfumed, with notes of ripe apple, Anjou pear, honeydew melon and a twist of lemon. Broasted chicken or white fish dishes would make sublime pairing partners for this cool-climate Pinot Gris. MSRP: $20... Read more

2013 J Vineyards, Pinot Gris, California

A vibrant nose of white flowers, honey, lime, banana and papaya — tropical fruit, in general — leads to a plush, juicy mouthfeel that invites sip after refreshing sip. California’s Clarksburg, Lodi, North Coast and Monterey AVAs all... Read more

2012 Etude Pinot Gris, Carneros

Light straw color. The perfumed nose is full of orange blossoms, peach, and apple. The wine spreads out on the palate, showing opulent stone fruit, yet it stays fresh, thanks to a nice thread of acidity. This is the perfect welcoming wine, a sipper... Read more

2012 J Vineyards Pinot Gris, California

Utilizing special blocks of Pinot Gris from around California, the J bottling has quickly established itself as the best-selling high-end Pinot Gris in America — and this vintage will not disappoint. Brilliant light straw color. Perfumed aromas of... Read more

2012 Kenwood Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley

Light straw color. Sweet, floral aromas of honeysuckle, tangerine, banana, papaya and Creamsicle waft from the glass. These flavors follow through in the mouth. Nicely balanced and full of fruit, this is the quintessential summer quaffer, ready to... Read more

2010 Cambria Pinot Gris, Santa Maria Valley

Straw color. The nose is bright, showing off honey-kissed apple, citrus and cream. The butter-tinged creamy fruit follows through to the end. MSRP: $17 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more