Decent but not stellar but growing on me

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Brand NameFern Ridge
Wine NamePinot Gris
Vintage (Year)2015
AVAHawke's Bay
CountryNew Zealand
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypePinot Gris/Grigio
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %13.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

Sometimes I like to try new Pinot Gris/Grigio wines, those that hint at peach, pear, stone fruits and exotic fruits.  One of the best I had was is actually from either Australia or New Zealand and only comes out every couple of years.  Anyway, while on a quick trip, I tried something new, and this wine while resplendent with some nice flavors, it is somewhat between muted and pronounced in nature, riding the rails of both, or vacillating between the two.

Honestly, this wine is nice, and is growing on me as the aroma does lure you out, but the actual flavors that you experience are based upon how much is in your mouth.  Drink a little, and you taste one thing, drink more and you get the aspects of something else.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that you get peach, pear and something exotic that I can't place; nope, guava.


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