Sunday, May 13, 2012

2009 Iris Vineyards Pinot Gris

2009 Iris Vineyards Pinot Gris, Oregon - Very pale color with brassy highlights. Beautiful nose and palate of citrus rind, white flower and a sur lie yeastiness. Quite rich on the palate, but retains an acidic freshness throughout. No real complexity here, but charming nonetheless. Pleasantly bitter finish. Drinks better as it approaches room temperature.

As a so-called "wine professional" I know I'm not supposed to be swayed by labels, but I can't help but comment on the catchy black/purple/red/yellow graphics. A very striking package.


  1. Bill, I'm with you on that beautiful label!
    Do you remember what the price was?
    Also, the word brassy is a good (sassy) descriptor.
    May I use it? ;-)

  2. I think it was somewhere in the $15 range.

    I like that "brassy" descriptor for wines with a duller golden hue. Feel free to use where appropriate.....