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2014 Kim Crawford Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "Marlborough"

Winery: Kim Crawford

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Marlborough"

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

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Gris

Region: Marlborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $17

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 5, 2016

Wine Review: This white gold colored Pinot Gris from New Zealand opens with an Anjou pear bouquet with a hint of wet stone and faint banana. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly viscous and pleasantly acidic. This wine does a nice job coating your mouth. The flavor profile is a tasty mineral infused Granny Smith apple and Anjou pear blend with notes of lime and white pepper. I also detected a hint of ginger as well. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity are very nicely prolonged. This Pinot Gris would pair well with steamed mussels with a white wine garlic broth. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Look: Pale straw colour. Smell: Wonderfully lifted aromatics of pear and Braeburn apples with pleasant hints of spice. Taste: The palate is well balanced with ripe fruit flavours of pears, honeysuckle, and hints of orange. It finishes with a soft, round mouthfeel. Eat: An ideal wine by itself or paired with antipasto, fresh seafood, or Southeast Asian cuisine. Cellar: Two to three years with confidence.

Organic status: not organic

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