A To Z Pinot Gris Oregon 2008
Pale yellow gold, the 2008 A to Z Pinot Gris has aromas of ripe citrus fruits, kiwi, lychee, wet stones, minerals, honeysuckle and nectarines. The wine opens with aromatics of spices, nutmeg, lime blossom and tangerine. The concentrated attack is pure and bright with wonderful lush fruit and mineral notes, and it is framed by ripe acidity giving classic Oregon Pinot Gris proportions and lift to the richness. The finish rolls seamlessly off the mid-palate and goes on and on. The lasting impression of the wine is of great purity and intensity balanced by wonderful juiciness and succulence.
Looks like I overpaid for this (over $20), but I am still happy with the wine. Very pale pour. A fresh, tangy white. It begins with some surprising sweetness , followed by tartness, and then settling to a gravelly warmth. This has a touch of Oregon pine in it. A multifaceted wine whose character changes with food and temperature.
Typically, I am a red drinker, but in the warmest days of summer, I will turn to a white. I enjoyed this wine tremendously. As the previous reviewer stated, the initial blast was a bit sweet, which I didn't care for. Before I could turn my nose up I was greeted with a tart citrus (grapefruit?) and a lovely mineral note. I also typically hate screw top bottles, yet for this wine, to be stored in the refrigerator - the screw top was a plus. I drank the 2009 and paid about $11. Wonderful. I will re-buy!
Goes with Ramen Noodles
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for A To Z Pinot Gris Oregon
There are 9,300 cases of the excellent 2003 Pinot Gris. This fabulous value displays an engaging nose of honeyed floral scents. Lushly-textured, suave, and packed with sweet minerals, this well-made medium-bodied wine is ideal for drinking over the next 12-18 months.
Light and spicy, with nutmeg and clove overtones to the peppery citrus flavors. Drink now.
This well-priced pinot gris melds aromas of whole grain with a rich golden apple scent. Its flavors are ample, almost as sweet as applesauce, while fresh enough for a salmon tart.
Light, bright and open, effusively fruity, with pretty pear and floral flavors, finishing with a nice touch of green melon. Drink now.
A to Z Pinot Gris is crafted from several different lots of wine, some produced by A to Z from purchased grapes and others selected and blended from over a dozen of Oregon’s best estates. A multitude of Pinot Gris clones and styles of winemaking are represented as facets in this multidimensional blend.
A to Z's 2008 Pinot Gris offers plenty of fragrant pit fruit and melon aromas followed by a vibrant, flavorful, just off-dry wine that will match well with Northwest seafood.
This has ripe apple flavors, buoyed by a brisk acidity, that give the wine a lifted, juicy finish. Chill for an afternoon aperitif.