More smooth than powerful, but lacking against their Marlborough Pinot Gris

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Brand NameKim Crawford
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Wine NamePinot Grigio
Vintage (Year)2008
AVAEast Coast
CountryNew Zealand
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypePinot Gris/Grigio
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

I have been fiending for the 2007 Marlborough Pinot Gris since earlier this year (I should've copped a couple of cases when I had the chance to get it at $10 a bottle), and I picked up this bottle, hoping that it was the same, but knowing that the other one was labeled Pinot Gris and not Pinot Grigio.

Actually, this wine isn't bad, as Kim Crawford produces some very nice releases. The taste has some nice lemon mixed with sublime hints of pineapple (they say pear and apple, but I think that the tastes are similar). The body is medium, so you get a lasting taste that takes at least fifteen seconds to totally drop off to nothing. However, I will agree with them that this would go perfect with fish dishes, preferably those with light sauces.


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