Sunday, January 31, 2010

Acrobat Pinot Gris 2008

Acrobat Pinot Gris 2008
Origin: Oregon
Blend: Pinot Gris (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: January 2010
Purchase Price: $8.99

Our review: Nearly colorless with shades of gold and silver, this wine has an aroma of citrus and citrus blossoms. Nicely balanced on the palate, there is a very slight sweetness to the fruit flavors, which tend to be more tropical in character. The finish is long and very pleasing.

Our rating: We enjoyed this wine. We served our bottle with pork medallions, which seemed to bring out some of the wine's more subtle characteristics. A good food-friendly wine, consider pairing it with a wide variety of cuisines, especially Asian. We rate it Above Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Color: Very pale straw with golden highlights. Nose: Green apple, grapefruit, lime zest, and pear. Flavors: Tangerine, lemon, kiwi, pineapple. Mouthfeel: Crisp entry with nice balance between acidity and residual sugar, round and full mid-palate, clean refreshing finish."

Winery website: King Estate Oregon Wines.

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