2014 Handley Cellars Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "Anderson Valley"
Winery: Handley Cellars
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Anderson Valley"
Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Gris
Region: Anderson Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 1,071
KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: July 3, 2016
Wine Review: This pale straw colored Pinot Gris from Anderson Valley opens with faint ginger and lime like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a tasty green apple with nicely integrated mild minerality, Bosc pear, faint lime and white pepper. The finish is dry and nicely refreshing. This Pinot Gris is a quaffer and would be very nice by the pool or at the beach this summer. Serve slightly chilled with grilled shrimp or shrimp cocktail with no sauce. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: On the nose, this Pinot Gris offers tropical aromas of papaya and banana, with hints of orange blossom and freesia. Flavors of grapefruit, nectarines, and creamscicle, with hints of butterscotch and savory spices accompany a crisp, yet creamy, mouth feel. This wine would pair nicely with a cold cucumber soup, gazpacho, oysters, or steamed mussels with garlic and butter.
Organic status: not organic
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