Thursday, July 23, 2009

Gnarled Vine Pinot Grigio 2007

Gnarled Vine Pinot Grigio 2007
Origin: California
Blend: Pinot Grigio (76%), Viognier (11%), Mixed Estate Varietals (13%)
Alcohol Content: 11.8%
Bottle Closure:
Purchase Date: June 2009
Purchase Price: $7.99

Our review: Gold in color, this wine has aromas of tree fruit and citrus with distinct floral notes and a hint of sweet spice. There's an unusual blend of flavors on the palate that is not entirely harmonious, which is carried forward into the lengthy finish where it fails to develop much further.

Our rating: This pinot grigio blend just didn't work for us. There seems to be more than a hint of oak cellaring here (and we could be wrong), but it doesn't add much to the wine's complexity. If anything, it makes the wine murky (from a flavor perspective). The wine is more successful when paired with a substantial dish. Still, we don't think it's very good and rate it Below Average.

No taste profile from the winemaker found.

Winery website: Oak Ridge Winery.

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