Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2 Lads Old Mission Peninsula (Michigan) Pinot Grigio, 2012

If were doing the labeling for 2 Lads, I would have called this wine Pinot Gris. Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are the same group, of course, but the latter name is more associated with rich, broad-flavored wines from Alsace as opposed to the higher acid, herbal tinged Pinot Grigios of northeastern Italy.

The wine is young, and the color is still light, the smells and flavors, fresh and vibrant. Aromas of canteloupe, lychee and spring flowers; these remind me more of Gewurztraminer. But there is also a broad spicy, smokey quality that I often smell in a good Alsace Pinot Gris. Medium bodied. Persistent flavors and a racy finish.

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