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2016 Jovino Pinot Gris

2016 Jovino Pinot Gris
Volume: 750 mL , Alcohol: 13.5%

Type

White

Blend

100% Pinot Gris

Nose

Building a green house for honeysuckles and lemon grass in the middle of a peach orchard on a Caribbean island hillside overlooking a tropical beach

Palate

Take a huge mortar and pestle to peaches, lychee, pineapples, starfruit, and lemongrass

Ratings

10 Ratings
Acid
Body
Fruit
More about this wine from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Many somms and wine geeks compare the Willamette Valley to France's infamous Burgundy wine region. The two regions are virtually on the same longitude and have similar climate. But one reason this bottle from Oregon is so damn tasty is the winemaker, Joe Dobbes. Dobbes learned his skills working at two of Burgundy's most renowned estates, Roumier and Lafon. The Dobbes team believes that their little patch of dirt in Oregon produces some of the best quality fruit in the world. Their philosophy is letting the grapes speak for themselves, rather than bending nature to their will.

Pinot Gris AKA Pinot Grigio is originally from Burgundy, and is a cousin of Pinot Noir. The grape is incredibly versatile and thrives in different climates. The PGs from Italy tend to be uncomplicated porch pounders (this is no slight), and the PGs from colder climates, like the Willamette Valley, have nuance, depth, and subtleties that are worthy of exploration. The nose features an abundance of tropical fruit like dense pineapple, lychee, and starfruit, complemented with flowers like honeysuckle, quince blossom, and lemongrass. The sipping mirrors the nose, but with a splash of white peach, and ends with a super long, crisp, and refreshing finish.

How to drink it

While...

Enjoying the last few sips of wine after you hosted your in-laws and pulled off an excellent feast without politics entering the family conversation.

Listening to...

Early In the Morning - The Gap Band

Eating...