Sunday, July 31, 2011

Spirit of #Wine Review & Rating: ***+ $$ Redhawk Pinot Gris, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette, Oregon, 2009 - GOOD VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Pinot gris is the name given the pinot grigio grape in most venues outside of Italy.  Here we will be trying a pinot gris from Oregon.

Original tasting and review : This is Redhawk Pinot Gris, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2009, finished at 13.6% alcohol.

In the glass: Redhawk Pinot Gris is quite light, clear with hints of vanilla and yellow.

On the nose: Poured cool and swirled vigorously, shows bright, fresh, sparkling pear.  From the aroma, seems like this will be uplifting and light.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact sweet and bright with light peach and pear in the front of your mouth.  Light acids and apparent effervescence tickle your tongue.  Apple comes into the mid-palate, and the finish shows just a trace of caramel.  Light, sweet sip holds together nicely.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  It gets a plus for its fun-loving nature, and thus just warrants a "good value" rating.  Following long decant, several days at cool room temperature in partially filled bottle:  Nose now includes a touch of lemon.  The palate has held up remarkably well and stayed consistent.

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