Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris 2014
A Pinot Gris/Grigio from California with bright fruit flavors
The Flavor Profile
This white includes hints of citrus flavors, mango and melon with flavors of ripe fruit and juicy peach.
We found a great Salmon Carbonara recipe that perfectly paints the story of why the refreshing and light fruit flavors of the pinot gris is a wine for hearty, yet healthy, stick to your ribs type food we love when the weather starts to get cooler.
The Good Stuff
Medium-bodied, some refreshing acid, a light and bright style with crispness and freshness.
Many say this wine is light and refreshing but not too sweet.
The Bad Stuff
Most people have turned their noses to pinot grigio in recent years because the varietal has been poorly represented in the market from lower end vineyards who know the varietal is easy for mass production, making them rather bland.
However, Kendall Jackson has given it proper attention to make a nice flavorful representation of the wine.
So what do people think about this wine?
The Wine Enthusiast
“A dynamic balance between ripe, juicy fruit flavors and crisp acidity makes this medium-bodied wine both refreshing and substantive. It smells like a bowl of sliced melons, apples and grapes. After 79% Pinot Gris, the winemaker blends in Roussanne, Grüner Veltliner and a bit of Chardonnay.”
“This is a great versatile pinot gris that I love for the autumn season. It’s light and crisp with sweet fruit flavors to start and a medium bodied finish.”