Tag: Pinot Gris

Campbell Lane Winery Willamette Valley Estate Grown Pinot Gris 2018, Oregon



Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Nose of citrus, limes, green apples, white pepper and light earth.

Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, green apples, white pepper and lemons.

Long finish with lemons and spices.

This is a very tasty Pinot Gris from Oregon. Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Not bitter nor tart. Love it.

This 3 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will be even better in a year or two.

Lemony and refreshing, and good by itself or with food.

Paired nicely with hardwood smoked Ahi Tuna and a gorgeous view by the lake.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$22.


Campbell Lane Winery Pinot Gris 2019, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

On the nose citrus, vegetables, herbs, green apples, earth, minerals, and grapefruit juice.

Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing with long legs.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, lemons, bitter herbs, earth and vegetables.

Tangy finish with limes and almonds.

This young Pinot Gris from Oregon is easy drinking and tangy, with a soft mouthfeel. Surprisingly good out of a can.

Earthier on the nose than on the palate. As it opens up, grapefruit notes show up on the nose, and nicer with some airtime, so be patient.

I had an older vintage of this wine, and it definitely is better with some age. I wonder how it would age in a can, though. For now, it is lemony and refreshing. A nice sipper by the pool.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with fresh seafood like oysters.

Aged in neutral French Oak barrels and stainless steel for 11 months.

13.3% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$8.

Campbell Lane Winery Estate Grown Pinot Gris 2017, Oregon

Light golden in color. Very pretty and shiny.

Interesting nose of citrus, lemons, minerals, earth, green apples, river rocks, light grapefruits and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing with nice legs.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, lemons, green apples, herbs, earth, river rocks, spices and white pepper.

Long finish with tangy limes and spices.

This 4 year old Pinot Gris from Oregon is a nice surprise. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced and good by itself or with food.

Needs a few minutes in the glass to open up, and better when not too cold.

Shows a really nice nose. A great wine to sip on by the pool.

I paired it with a baked Brie cheese, on a wonderful day by the pool.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$22.

Armonea Wine Cellars Summit Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014, Oregon

This six-year-old Pinot Gris from Oregon is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Big and bold with lots of interesting notes both on the nose and palate.

Showing citrus, bruised apples, light grapefruits, vegetables, peaches, minerals, white pepper and spices.

A great wine to have by itself, share with friends and talk about.

I love these white wines that with some age become something completely different.

Better when not very cold.

I had this vintage a year ago, and it is much better this time around.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$25.

Hugel & Fils Pinot Gris Classic 2015 Alsace, France

Pale lemon in color with a light golden tint.

Nose of lemons, grapefruits, light tropical fruits, pineapples, green apples, mineral and spices.

Full bodied and creamy, with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, green apples, pears, grapefruits, minerals, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs and black pepper.

Nice length on the finish with almonds.

This is a very enjoyable Pinot Gris from Alsace. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel, with a touch of sweetness on the mid palate that balances the acidity well.

Good by itself when not too chilled. A good sipping wine and good for parties, although not cheap.

Will age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years and show more complexity.

High alcohol for Pinot Grigio, but it gives it a nice mouthfeel. Easy to drink, so watch out.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

I paired it with a margarita pizza on a nice afternoon.

14% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$25.

Wine Country Farm Armonea Summit Vineyard Estate Pinot Gris 2014 Dundee Hills, Oregon

Pale lemon in color with a yellow/ golden hue.

Fruity nose of ripen citrus fruits, lemons, light tropical fruits, minerals, pears, earth, almonds, light vegetables, honey and light spices.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, yellow apples, pears, spices, earth, light vegetables and herbs.

Medium length on the finish with spices and bitter almonds.

This is an interesting Single Vineyard Pinot Gris from Oregon State.

Pinot Gris is usually simple and easy drinking, yet this is showing more complexity than I expected, with a bigger mouthfeel.

Needs 20 minutes of airtime to open up properly.

I really liked the mouthfeel, as it coats the whole mouth with a brief touch of sweetness.

A good wine to sip by the porch, and good for parties too.

Good by itself or with food. Easy drinking and will pair nicely with salads. I paired it with meats, cheeses and light appetizers.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$25.

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris 2016, California

Pale lemon in color.

Strong nose of lemons, grapefruits, red apples, pears, tropical fruits, bananas, tangerine, citrus and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, light tropical fruits, pineapples, minerals, sea salt and white pepper.

Medium on the finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is an enjoyable Pinot Gris from California. Showing mild complexity, crisp and refreshing.

A good summer wine, good for parties or as a sipping wine by the porch or pool.

Nice and tasty.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$14.

Milbrandt Vineyards Winery Columbia Valley Pinot Gris 2016, Washington State

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Light on the nose with citrus, grapefruits, lemons, pears, light melons and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, light spices and white pepper.

Short finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a refreshing Pinot Gris from Columbia Valley in Washington State. Simple and drinkable.

Good for parties or as a sipping wine by the porch or pool.

I paired it with a spicy seafood dish.

13% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$13.

Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris 2016, California

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Fruity nose with citrus, lemons, grapefruits, grass, green apples, white pepper and minerals. Pretty much a sauvignon blanc nose.

Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, lemons, grapefruits, green apples, spices, light herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with bitter almonds and spices.

This is an above-average Pinot Gris from California. Nicely balanced with mild complexity and refreshing acidity.

Good by itself to drink by the pool, or with food. I paired it with heavy appetizers and cheeses.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$14.

Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris 2016, California

Pale straw in color with a golden hue.

On the nose grapefruits, limes, green apples, white pepper, spices and grass. Smells like a Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, white pepper, spices and green vegetables.

Short finish with citrus and bitter almonds.

This is a nice California Pinot Gris. Nicely balanced and simple. Good by the pool, and with food too.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of Meats and cheeses. It paired really nicely with cheddar with horseradish cheese.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$12.