2014 Cristom Vineyards Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "Estate"
Winery: Cristom Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"
Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Gris
Region: Eola Amity Hills
State or country: OR
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: June 25, 2015
Wine Review: This pale straw colored Pinot Gris from Cristom opens with a musty lime bouquet with a hint of match stick. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused green apple with hints of Anjou pear and a hint of lime. The finish is dry and its mineral based flavors drift away nicely. This Pinot Gris is a perfect complement to many foods. Broiled halibut or crab cakes come to mind first. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The Cristom Pinot Gris is fermented in stainless steel tanks and does not spend any time in oak barrels. It has a certain creaminess that comes from the several months that the wine spends on it lees. Typically, the wine has bright citrus-blossom aromas that range from tangerine zest to lime blossom. Apple, pear and melon are the fruit flavors that are often noted on the palate. This is a bright and lively wine that offers a broad flavor profile. It has a very natural affinity with food.
Organic status: not organic
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