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2015 Murdoch James Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "Martinborough"

Winery: Murdoch James

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Martinborough"

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

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Gris

Region: Martinborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $17

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 87.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: December 4, 2016

Wine Review: This straw colored Pinot Gris from New Zealand is very nice. It opens with a pear and honey bouquet with a hint of peach. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, round, acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a mineral infused green apple with notes of ginger and green tea. The finish is dry and refreshing. This Pinot Gris would pair nicely linguini with clam and herbed broth. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Pale gold with a slight green hue. Aroma: Lifted notes pear and apricot, supported by underlying spice and delicate floral notes. Tasting Notes: A smooth-textured wine with fresh and opulent stone fruit flavors that build on the palate. Fresh and mineral - reminiscent of a summer fruit picnic whilst sitting by a cool mountain stream. Offers texture, balance and depth. Aging: Enjoy now and over the next 3-4 years. Food Match: A perfect complement to spicy foods such as Thai green curry or Cajun chicken.

Organic status: not organic

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