One of the funny, ironic tidbits about Kim Crawford wines is that they aren’t produced by or owned by a female like many believe. The winery was founded by a super cool guy named Kim but he sold his eponymous wine brand over ten years ago (read about the history here). Quality suffered for a ... Read More »
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The ubiquitous rep of Pinot Grigio is legendary. Grown in Italy for centuries and quaffed at many a trattoria by the ceramic pitcher-full, this humble grape actually bears French roots, not Italian. Pinot Gris is the name elsewhere in the world, from France’s Alsace region to Australia to New Zealand. ... Read More »
The 2011 Pinot Gris from Oregon’s Willamette Valley are simply spectacular. Loaded with tart acidity, peaches and grapefruit, you can be assured that any bottle of 2011 Oregon Pinot Gris you grab from the shelves will be worthy of passing your lips.
But if you can find this one, you’re ... Read More »
King Estate specializes in Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, and that’s what I’ve been sipping on these past eight years since I met them. Still family-owned — like most wineries in Oregon — they’ve expanded their horizons with their other, more affordable (and still tasty) ... Read More »
The J Vineyards 2010 Pinot Gris has a fabulously creamy mouthfeel but offers up a snappy, crisp finish. Medium-bodied and dangerously easy to slurp on a hot day. Aromas of honeyed peach, red apple and honeydew melon follow onto the tongue with a splash of lemon and ripe apricots. Almost Viognier-like ... Read More »
I wished I lived on Carmel Road, ’cause maybe I could stop by any random Tuesday night and swap some tomatoes for wine. Yes, I would gladly give up homegrown tomatoes — perhaps my favorite thing on earth besides wine — for their wine. Based in cool climate Monterey, Carmel Road winery ... Read More »
Of all the French wine regions, Alsace (ALL sass) is the easiest to understand. Unlike other regions, it labels its bottles by varietal name, making the selection — and pronunciation — less problematic. This Pinot Gris from Zind Humbrecht is nearly perfect.... Read More »
Unlike many labels that lure you in with clever labels (this one is designed by Ralph Steadman), the juice inside this bottle isn’t plonk. The Hugel family brand from France’s Alsace region is known for its quality, 370 year history and dedication to the land.... Read More »
Homegrown, organically farmed fruit, from a family-owned Oregon winery. Oregon’s Pinot Gris scene has flourished over the years, culminating in delicious and refreshing wines like this. Smells of pear, pineapple, wet slate after a rain. Flavors are ripe pear, red apple, metallic from the stainless ... Read More »
The lovely, flowery aroma on this wine grows into a smooth, elegant sip of ripe pears, red apples and a long, tart finish. Perfect for aperitif. 4 stars out of 5. Sweetness=3 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $15... Read More »
Fermented apples, pears and smooth vanilla merge in this Oregon big-bodied white. All the grapes come from their estate property, thus earning it the “Domaine” title. 3.5 stars out of 5. Sweetness=3 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $19... Read More »
Smells like fruit cocktail with a heavy dose of pear. Lush, soft mouth-feel and refreshing minerality. 4.5 stars out of 5. Sweetness=3 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $16... Read More »