Silverdale, WA 13% alc. (Purchased on 5/16/14) Sustainably Grown
Another white from Little Rascal’s, whose Sauvignon Blanc I recently reviewed.
Brilliant and quite beautiful pinkish/golden color (that one doesn’t often see in Pinot Gris, though it’s typical of the variety) with a very pleasant nose of spiced pear, earth and flintstone. Almost tastes sweet on the front of the tongue, but dries out quickly from mid-palate through the finish. Flavors of more spiced pear, just slightly bitter grapefruit pith and a steely quality. Fruity, but dry and delicious with medium acidity. Really a lovely example of the variety; great with food or as a summer quaffer.
Though Seedboy felt this wine seemed “pretty simple except for a bitterness I don’t care for”, I’m with reader Don Bevins who said “the color is true to a pinot gris and is very tasty at $4.99. This could well be the best of the pinot grigios for everyday consumption to show up in quite some time.” I like it Don…thanks for the suggestion.