When Eric presented this one, he recognized it as a personal pet favorite. After I tasted it, I had zero question as to why…..he said that he had always wanted to make a drier styled Kirschberg Pinot Gris, and so he and his brother put together both the harvesting and vinification strategy to do so. They weren’t quite sure how it would turn out, but now I think that they will keep up with this…..allying the aromatic, textural, and fruit driven charms of the variety with the limestone filigree power of the Kirschberg, all with a dry wine sense of precision and cut, this is dazzlingly complex and complete…..a big ol’* awarded here, get what you can justify and thank me later.
“A ripe and expressive pinot gris with tons of ripe-melon aroma, plus a touch of melted butter, but properly dry with an astonishingly bright and mineral core. Super-straight finish for this grape, with delicate smoky notes. Uplifting freshness at the very long finish. Drink or hold.” 95 Stuart Piggot