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A To Z Pinot Gris Oregon 2008

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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.

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A to Z Wineworks:
A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by four friends, Oregon wine industry veterans, Deb Hatcher (Eyrie), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Sam Tannahill (Archery Summit) and Cheryl. Francis (Chehalem). The two couples worked in the Hatcher's kitchen to build the original blend honored by Food & Wine Magazine as the Best American Pinot Noir under $20. Recognition for their A to ... Read more
A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by four friends, Oregon wine industry veterans, Deb Hatcher (Eyrie), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Sam Tannahill (Archery Summit) and Cheryl. Francis (Chehalem). The two couples worked in the Hatcher's kitchen to build the original blend honored by Food & Wine Magazine as the Best American Pinot Noir under $20. Recognition for their A to Z wines with dependable quality and great value continued and production grew. In 2006, the group welcomed another Oregon wine veteran, Michael Davies, as winemaker, and partnered with Gregg Popovich (Coach of the San Antonio Spurs) to buy REX HILL Vineyards and Winery (established in 1982). A to Z has worked with more than 100 vineyards across the state always offering assistance for sustainability certification that the group expects to be achieved within three years of partnering. Today, A to Z has two viticulturists on staff and uses biodynamic principles to farm all owned or long-leased vineyards. Diverse sourcing across the state mitigates regional weather difficulties and adds complexity and depth to the one wine of each variety that is blended in any vintage. Additionally, A to Z has more collective Oregon winemaking experience than any other winery, experience that can make a difference in difficult vintages. A to Z remains true to the dual mission of offer Aristocratic Wines at Democratic Prices blending one cuvee each vintage of Pinot Noir, Chardonny and Pinot Gris that deliver the Essence of Oregon. A commitment to excellence is matched by a belief in fair value and sustainability in business as well as farming and a drive to offer the highest quality for the best value. A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir has twice been named to Wine Spectator's Top 100 wines of the yar; A to Z Oregon Pinot Gris is a perennial Best Buy; and A to Z Oregon Chardonnay is America's Best Selling Oregon Chardonnay. A to Z is also a certified B Corporation. Read less
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Member Reviews for A To Z Pinot Gris Oregon

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Snooth User: Slipstream
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4.00 5
05/15/2010

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.


Snooth User: SpinDiva
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4.00 5
07/31/2010

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!


Snooth User: kim t
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2.00 5
04/14/2011

Goes with Ramen Noodles


Snooth User: socko33
563127122
3.50 5
09/06/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for A To Z Pinot Gris Oregon

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Light and spicy, with nutmeg and clove overtones to the peppery citrus flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Light, bright and open, effusively fruity, with pretty pear and floral flavors, finishing with a nice touch of green melon. Drink now.


External Review
01/07/2010

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This has ripe apple flavors, buoyed by a brisk acidity, that give the wine a lifted, juicy finish. Chill for an afternoon aperitif.


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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.

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