Category Archives: Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

2006 Pierre Sparr Reserve Pinot Gris Alsace

pierresparrAlso had this at the Ginger. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, melon, stewed apple, honeysuckle, asian spices, minerality, with no detectable oak. On the palate, off-dry, medium intensity, medium acidity, flowers, wet stone, spice, honeydew melon, medium body, with a medium finish. Not nearly as complex as the Pinot Gris I had last week but a nice creative glass pour that paired really well with the cuisine.    

2006 Adelsheim Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

adelsheimpinotgrisFirst off this is one of those wines that isn’t nearly as good a few degrees off of serving temperature, and there’s a lot of debate about what temperature you should try and serve white wine. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, pear, apple, melon, pineapple, grass, creamy element, some minerality, fresh herbs, not earthy, and not oaky. On the palate, dry, melon, apple, lemongrass, creamy component, lots of spice, the impression of oak, not earthy, medium acidity, no tannin, medium body, nice finish with a good bit of weight. No one guessed Oregon Pinot Gris, but it’s the first that we have seen in our group. Not that sure if this wine is typical but was very enjoyable.    

2007 La Boatina Pinot Grigio Fruili Venezia Giulia

la-boatina-pinot-grigio I went Viognier from Southern Rhone on this one blind. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, yellow apple, peach, fruit cocktail component, white flower, honeysuckle, toasted nuts, slight minerality, and not oaky. On the palate, dry, lots of stones, flowers, nuts, peach, apple, med+ acidity, with a moderate finish. There was an oily weight on the palate to this wine, suitable for oily seafood. A+ wine that I’m interested to see the price on.    

2006 Adelsheim Pinot Gris

I visited this winery last august shortly before their harvest, yeah it’s beautiful, it’s hard not being intoxicated by dirt roads and remote locations. I am a real big fan of this winery, solid wines all across the board.
I have had this several times, and it will change a lot based on temperature. I am having this with some turkey this year, I think it will show well.
A lite platinum, with some green in it.
On the nose, gushing fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, lime, starfruit, shit we could probably keep going on the fruit factor. As for other than fruit on the nose more creamy than zesty.
On the palate, again so different at every temp, flabby to warm with overripe pear flavors, to crisp with great ripe citrus blended with melon. Great versatile white wine. Find it and drink it.