Bet the Farm Pinot Gris 2015: $16 Good+

The Bet the Farm Pinot Gris (Finger Lakes, NY) $16 [Good+] is a soft and easy-going Pinot Gris with good flavor concentration.  Enjoy it as a sipper or with creamy mid-intensity foods.

Medium lemon in color, there is a smattering of bubbles on opening.  An abundance of matchstick and smoked meat aromas cover modest & lackadaisical lemon & pear fruit, touched by chalky mineral.  With air, the pear fruit aromas gain intensity and the matchstick scents disappear.  Medium bodied, soft, off-dry to medium dry, with a bit of peppery acidity, balance is OK.  Flavors of pear, apple, smoked meat, pepper and chalky mineral have good intensity and a laid-back appeal.  The finish is soft and peppery with good length.  August 2016


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