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Pend D’Oreille

Pend D’Oreille
2021 Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: 0.00%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22

Pend D’Oreille
2021 Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: 0.00%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of golden delicious apple, ripe apricot, honey, and sweet perfume with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a sleek, elegant, medium-long finish displaying notes of turkish delight, hints of sumac, and saffron. A rich and weighty Pinot Gris that’s stylish and conversation-worthy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: golden delicious apple, ripe apricot, honey, and sweet perfume
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of turkish delight, hints of sumac, and saffron
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and weighty Pinot Gris that's stylish and conversation-worthy.

The Producer

Pend d'Oreille Winery

The Producer
301 Cedar Street Suite 101
Sandpoint, ID 83864
USA
1 208-265-8545

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.