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

First 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,…Continue Reading

2007 La Boatina Pinot Grigio Fruili Venezia Giulia

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…Continue Reading