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2014 Kendall Jackson Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "Vintner's Reserve"

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Vintner's Reserve"

Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)

Grape blend: 79% Pinot Gris, 9% Roussanne, 4% Gruner Veltliner, 3% Chardonnay, 3% Viognier & 2% Albarino

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $15

Cases produced: 50,000

KWG Score: 89.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 25, 2015

Wine Review: This white gold colored Pinot Gris is a kitchen sink blend of white grapes. It opens with a pear and ginger like bouquet with notes of wet slate. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied, slightly acidic, and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a mineral infused Anjou pear and pilsner beer blend with notes white pepper and touch of ginger. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity stick around for quite a while. This good value Pinot Gris would pair well with steamed mussels. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Anchored by grapes from Monterey's cool, windswept vineyards, Pinot Gris' wide range of fruit flavors and naturally bright acidity take center stage. The wine is blended with a touch of the Rhone varietals Rousanne and Viogner along with Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner and Albarino, which contribute layers of richness as well as a subtle floral note. This wine contains ripe citrus flavors with rich aromas of tropical mango, melon, and juicy peach. The bright fruit flavors and layered texture contribute to this wine’s versatility. Great by the pool, on the dock or before dinner.

Organic status: not organic

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