The funny thing is that Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are
the same grape, though I have had a Pinot Gris that came to
be itself from a different Pinot, rather than directly from
First, this wine is very aromatic, unfortunately, I have
not studied botany enough, nor been sniffing enough flowers
to tell you the difference in scents between honeysuckle,
violets, roses, etc.
Second, the taste sits somewhere between some of the best
Pinot Gris that I have had, that don't have pear
inclinations in their flavor, and the traditional Italian
Pinot Grigio. In fact, the name was merely changed to Pinot
Grigio to cater to the American wine market (and if you
know, the American wine market is vastly uneducated when it
comes to wine).
This wine does have a stronger alcoholic content, and you
can easily taste it through both the weight and texture, as
well as feel it after a nice full glass.
While this doesn't rank up there with all of my favorite
Pinot Gris wines, it is something that can win you over with
the right pairing of food.