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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

2007 Maysara Pinot Gris

This Willamette Valley Pinot Gris was sourced from grapes grown in several vineyard blocks throughout the region and was fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks. On the nose the wine shows aromas of lime peel and hints of watermelon rind. I was surprised to find out this wine had not passed through malolactic fermentation nor was it aged in any neutral oak, because it does have a creamy like texture and nuttiness. On the palate the wine shows light citrus notes and a touch of pineapple. On the finish it's a touch bitter and the alcohol heats up a bit. Not a great example of quality Oregon Pinot Gris. 82 points 


Sarah Hutnick said...

i received this wine as a gift and am also surprised it hasn't touched oak. i agree that it was a bit disconnected and would recommend sineann pinot gris for those looking for a tasty oregon example of this varietal.

thomas said...

Thanks for the comment! You Rock!