Sunday, August 05, 2007

O'Reilly Pinot Gris 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Rich nose of pear and apple
Fairly thick texture on the palate
Finishes with layers of sweet peach and honey

For Oregon Pinot Gris, this is a very sweet wine. While somewhat out of character, it's a nice wine for summer drinking. I had to do a double take at the label just to make sure it really said Pinot Gris and not something else (like Riesling or Gewurztraminer).

The problem we ran in to at the dinner table was food pairing. I expected it to be lighter and more acidic, so I don't think it paired as well with our various seafood appetizers as it could have.

Overall, though, it drank nicely. And it better have! Because we were on Nantucket, we paid a handsome restaurant markup of $50. I've seen this wine selling in stores $16-$20. Raise a glass!

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