2009 Arrowleaf Cellars Pinot Gris

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Vintage: 2009
Producer: Arrowleaf Cellars
Variety: Pinot Gris
Designation: N/A
Region: Canada
Sub-region: British Columbia, Okanagan Valley
ABV: 13.3%
Price: $16 (winery – direct), $16 (Taylorwood), $19 (EWine)

We tasted with our guest reviewer, PunkDrunk.

PunkDrunk says: Smells odd, a bit like fungus. However, very easy drinking.

He says: You gotta love this winery. They could charge a few more dollars for this wine, but instead it’s a bargain for us at only $16/bottle. Is it the Swiss efficiency of the owners that let them get by with smaller margins? Or have they realized that you have to earn a reputation before you can command the price per bottle. Whatever reason, I’m happy to have tasted this and will try more from their winery. An easy-sipper, nicely balanced, with a good interplay of citrus and mid-palate sweetness. Highly recommended for the price.

She says: This is an enjoyable, value for money Pinot Gris. Whilst it did not have the same level of complexity for me as the Laughing Stock, it has lovely ripe fruit and crisp acidity which balance each other nicely. You cannot go wrong at $16 a bottle and it needs no companion… this is an easy wine to drink all on it’s own.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, pale lemon
Smells like: Clean, med intensity, youthful, ripe pear, apple, hint of stone fruit & a slight herbaceous aroma
Tastes like: Dry, med acid, med body, med intensity, med alcohol, ripe apple, pear, citrus, med length
Summary: Good, Ready to drink

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