2014 J Vineyards Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "California"
Winery: J Vineyards
Wine Name/Vineyard: "California"
Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Gris
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 85,000
KWG Score: 87 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: January 15, 2016
Wine Review: This straw colored Pinot Gris opens with a wet stone like bouquet with a hint of light lemon and faint thyme in the background. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied, a tad acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a mineral infused Anjou pear with hints of lemon and white pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This is a food friendly Pinot Gris that will pair well with many chicken dishes. I paired it with Tyler Florence's chicken francese. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: With grapes meticulously chosen from the best locations in California, J Pinot Gris offers an alluring bouquet of lemongrass, Kaffir lime and Asian pear plus tropical notes of pineapple and jasmine flowers. The complex, medium-bodied mouthfeel reveals crisp citrus and lemongrass, combined with the rich, ripe succulence of pineapple, green pear and jasmine. This intense and layered wine finishes dry with bright, mouthwatering acidity and distinct minerality. Ideal for everyday enjoyment or entertaining with friends, the versatile J California Pinot Gris pairs well with Asian Thai cuisine, tomato gazpacho or a simple goat cheese with rosemary crackers.
Organic status: not organic
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