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Clone 7

Clone 7
2017 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.99
Best Buy

Clone 7
2017 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aroma of ripe pear with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, medium-length crystalized ginger and lemon zest finish with no oak flavor. A fresh, clean Pinot Gris that needs no excuse to enjoy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe pear
Taste Flavor: crystalized ginger and lemon zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Seafood Stuffed Squash Blossoms, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh, clean Pinot Gris that needs no excuse to enjoy.

The Producer

Mach Flynt Inc.

The Producer
1020 Pujo Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
USA
1 337-794-0572

Their Portfolio

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89 Clone 7 2017 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley 13.9% (USA) $12.99.
88 Clone 7 2016 Red Blend, Syrah, Columbia Valley 14.3% (USA) $12.99.
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90 Clone 7 2017 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley 13.3% (USA) $9.99.
87 Clone 7 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley 13% (USA) $8.99.
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92 Clone 7 2018 Riesling, Columbia Valley 11.5% (USA) $9.99.
85 Cursive 2018 Chardonnay, California 14% (USA) $9.00.
86 Cursive 2018 Pinot Noir, Central Coast 13.8% (USA) $14.00.
88 Cursive 2019 Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $7.00.
85 Kirkland Signature 2018 Kirkland Signature, Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $7.99.
90 Kirkland Signature 2018 Kirkland Signature, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $7.99.
90 Kirkland Signature 2017 Kirkland Signature, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 14.5% (USA) $8.99.
92 Kirkland Signature Traditional Holiday Egg Nog Liqueur 14.75% (USA) $9.99.
93 Kirkland Signature 2018 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $12.00.
91 Kirkland Signature 2018 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 13.9% (USA) $12.00.
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89 Kirkland Signature NV Brut, Champagne 12% (France) $19.00.
89 Mt. Fury 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope 14.1% (USA) $18.99.
88 Mt. Fury 2016 Merlot, Wahluke Slope 14.5% (USA) $16.99.
86 Mt. Fury 2017 Chardonnay, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $15.99.
89 Mt. Fury 2016 Red Blend, Wahluke Slope 14.8% (USA) $16.99.

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.