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Wakefield

Wakefield
2023 Estate, Pinot Gris, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
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Wakefield
2023 Estate, Pinot Gris, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of candied lemon, green apple Jolly Rancher, Queen Anne’s cherry, and strawberry watermelon with a full body and a long finish manifesting notes of white strawberry and watermelon rind, peach and pear, candied lemon, and pink cherry. An explosion of fruit on the nose and palate that seems almost candied at first because of the ripeness, but is in fact pleasantly dry on the palate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: candied lemon, green apple Jolly Rancher, Queen Anne's cherry, and strawberry watermelon
Taste Flavor: white strawberry and watermelon rind, peach and pear, candied lemon, and pink cherry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An explosion of fruit on the nose and palate that seems almost candied at first because of the ripeness, but is in fact pleasantly dry on the palate.

The Producer or Importer

Brown-Forman Beverages

The Producer or  Importer
P O Box 1080 / 850 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville, KY 40210
USA
1 502-585-1100

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92 Wakefield 2020 Merlot, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
94 Wakefield 2020 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.0% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Wakefield 2020 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
94 Wakefield 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Wakefield 2019 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Wakefield 2019 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
88 Wakefield 2020 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 14.0% (Australia) $13.00.
91 Wakefield 2021 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Wakefield 2019 Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet, South Australia 14.5% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Wakefield 2021 Estate, Merlot, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Wakefield 2022 Estate, Riesling, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Wakefield 2021 Estate, Chardonnay, Padthaway 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Wakefield 2020 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Wakefield 2020 Estate, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Wakefield 2020 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Wakefield 2021 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
95 Wakefield 2022 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
92 Wakefield 2022 Promised Land, Pinot Grigio, South Australia 13% (Australia) $13.00.
94 Wakefield 2023 Estate, Pinot Gris, South Australia 13% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Wakefield 2023 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Wakefield 2022 Estate, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Wakefield 2021 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Wakefield 2021 Estate, Shiraz, South Australia 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Wakefield 2021 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
94 Wakefield 2022 Jaraman, Pinot Noir, Tasmania 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Wakefield 2021 Jaraman, Shiraz, South Australia 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Wakefield 2020 St Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
94 Wakefield 2020 St Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
93 Wakefield 2022 St Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
92 Wakefield 2023 St Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12% (Australia) $32.00.
95 Wakefield 2019 The Pioneer, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
93 Wakefield 2019 The Visionary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.

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.