Tag: Pinot Gris

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.