Helfrich Noble Pinot Gris 2008
This has a round mouthfeel, but it's bolstered by juicy acidity for structure. Pretty and aromatic, with lightly honeyed flavors of apricot, Golden Delicious apple and honeysuckle. A touch of malty spice adds interest, lingering on the pear-tinged finish. Drink now through 2015. www.winespectator.com
This wine was quite a surprise a $5. Deep gold color, slight honey nose, rich fruit, possibly 1% RS, long finish. Has a bit of a late harvest character. Alsace and Germany did very well in 2008. Really nice Pinot Gris. My rating -- 91.
Creamy, smoky, with pepper and touches of sweet-tart taste. Super nice summer wine that goes well with a variety of foods, or just by itself. I paid $9.99.