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Brassfield Estate

Brassfield Estate
2017 Pinot Gris, High Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17
'2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under'

Brassfield Estate
2017 Pinot Gris, High Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of peaches and pears in syrup, crushed pineapple, coffee cake, and gooseberry with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, crisp finish with no oak flavor. A friendly pinot gris with a lip-smacking juiciness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: peaches and pears in syrup, crushed pineapple, coffee cake, and gooseberry
Taste Flavor: peaches and pears in syrup, crushed pineapple, coffee cake, and gooseberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Shrimp With Yellow And Red Peppers, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A friendly pinot gris with a lip-smacking juiciness.

The Producer

Brassfield Estate

The Producer
1901 S. Bascom Ave, Suite 1700
Campbell, CA 95008
USA
1 707-998-1895

Pinot Gris

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but when a wine is identified as a Pinot Gris, it is generally a more full-bodied, more complex, more age-worthy wine.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from Alsace in northeastern France and Oregon. These wines are have excellent weight on the palate, good acidity and ripe apple and pear fruit with a distinct spiciness and a dry finish. Most examples are aged only in steel, but some producers in Alsace will age Pinot Gris in large, older wooden casks, which can add a touch of spice as well as additional texture.

There are also some sweeter versions of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace; these are labeled as vendange tardives or grains nobles.

There are also versions of Pinot Gris from the far northwestern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta as well as from California.

Consume most versions of Pinot Gris at an early age, from two to five years. The finest versions of Alsatian Pinot Gris (from Grand Cru vineyards) can be enjoyed at 15-20 years of age.

Food pairings that work well with Pinot Gris include smoked fish, sushi, Asian cuisine, chicken with cream sauce or veal, pork or poultry with mushrooms.