Pale in color with a nice crisp nose. On the mid palate the wine displays apple and hint of peach. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely minerality and some nice crisp acidity. Very food friendly. I would give it an 88 or so. Very nice.
From the winery’s web site:
2013 PINOT GRIS 88 PTS $19.95
APPELLATION: VQA Creek Shores
VINEYARD(S): Market Vineyard
GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 100% Pinot Gris
BRIX AT HARVEST: 19.9°
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4 grams– dry
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 450 cases
This Pinot Gris was sourced exclusively from our own vineyard beside the market on Fourth Avenue in the Creek Shores appellation. We chose to harvest two blocks of the Market vineyard at different times. The first, western block which had the greatest risk from humidity was picked first in mid-September and the eastern block was picked almost two weeks later. Hand-picked, the grapes were crushed and destemmed before spending a couple of hours on the skins to extract added complexity and aromatic intensity. The grapes were then pressed and fermented and aged in stainless steel with fine lees to provide added richeness and creamy mouthfeel.
Enjoy over the next 3 years with white fish poached or baked with lemon butter, simple chicken dishes, creamy fresh cheeses, green vegetable or herb risotto or sweet garlic pork sausages. Serve lightly chilled rather than cold.
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