Bainbridge Vineyards 2014 Pinot Gris, Puget Sound, $22

By on October 1, 2015

Bainbridge Vineyard-2014-Pinot Gris BottleCornell grad Betsey Wittick and her team grow eight cool-climate varieties across their 6-acre parcel on Bainbridge Island, and Pinot Gris is easily the most mainstream. This Pinot Gris they’ve created is a standout, starting with its beautiful tint of light salmon. Its aromatics hint at a blend of tropical and orchard fruit — mango, pear and peach blossom — joined by fresh-cut herbs and a touch of fun with tutti frutti. The drink is clean, bright and elegant with flavors of white peach, apricot and Fuji apple as succulent acidity and low alcohol make for terrific length and balance. For food applications, consider the catchy slogan of “Pinot Gris and things from the sea.”

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 80 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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