Archive | Pinot Blanc/Gris

2010 Raffaldini Vineyards Swan Creek Pinot Grigio

Wine Review: 2010 Raffaldini Vineyards Swan Creek Pinot Grigio, North Carolina This Pinot Grigio was probably one of the biggest wine surprises to come my way this year. The Raffaldini Vineyards Swan Creek Pinot Grigio is full bodied for a Pinot Grigio with balanced acidity and a substantial mouth-feel that is very pleasant. The floral bouquet […]

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Do the Stars Shine Bright for Pinot Blanc?

When I think of all the grape variety choices one has when choosing a white wine these days the first thing I ask myself when I am ready to pull the trigger on making a selection is tried and true or something new. There really are some great undiscovered varieties that casual wine drinkers have […]

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Wine Review: 2011 Ponzi Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

Attractive notes of apple in the nose with mouthwatering flavors of pear, lime, peach and mineral, leading to nice acidity that carries through to the finish. This wine has a touch of residual sugar (5.7g/L) that offers a pretty little palate dance when paired with crab cakes. It makes for a great pairing! 14,300 case […]

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Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio – which is the best wine?

Which is better: Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio? The grape variety is the same in both, just going by different names in different countries. But, there are substantial differences in aroma and flavor. Pinot Gris/Grigio does reflect a “sense of place”, a manifestation of the terroir in which it is grown. The grape variety is […]

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Oregon Pinot Gris gets Mentored into Stardom

As I started my drive out to Oak Knoll Winery in Hillsboro, Oregon to attend the second annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium, the sights and scenes seemed strangely out of place from what should have been a very familiar route. Maybe it was the nostalgia creeping in because I used to drive the exact same […]

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2010 J Vineyards Pinot Gris, California

Clean, crisp and refreshing with a good blast of lemon meringue and melon flavors; finishes with a long, lingering brightness of acidity. Grab a glass and drink it as an aperitif on a warm summer day with friends or pair it with your favorite foods. Seriously, this wine has broad culinary applications, meaning you’ll find […]

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