Neck of the Woods Winery 2011 Backyard Vineyards Pinot Gris - 85pts
Availability: VQA stores and here
Date Tasted: June 21st, 2012
Tasting Notes: As a blend of fruit from multiple regions this Pinot Gris aims for varietal typicity more than regional identity and succeeds moderately well for the price. Bosc pear, lemon rind and cashew nut aromas greet you on the friendly, subtle nose. The fruit-forward, dry palate follows with apple and pear flavours and a watery texture that's mostly saved with a generous amount of acid. The finish is moderate with lingering citrus fruit and light spice. Enjoy this wine in its youth. Drink now-2013.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright Icon Wines 2012