2017 Pinot Gris - Redfoot

Pinot Gris
Lincoln Lakeshore
Bottle size
750 mL
Winemaking Notes
Growing Conditions
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Professional Reviews

John Szabo www.winealign.com

There's some depth and aromatic complexity in this gris from the heavy clays of the Redfoot Vineyard in Lincoln Lakeshore, with quite heavy floral notes and plenty of citrus zest (orange, lemon, grapefruit (lots of terpenes). The palate is fleshy and fairly soft and mellow, with rounded acids and good length. A pinch of sugar further fattens up the ensemble, without slipping over into off-dry territory, more rich and fruity. It;s a sort of mid-way point between Italian style crispy pinot grigio and a full-blown Alsatian example, much like what's coming out of New Zealand these days. Give it another few months or a couple of years in bottle to fully express.

Michael Godel www.winealign.com

From out of the dense Lincoln Lakeshore clay comes this flush and luxurious pinot gris, literally rolling in it. It makes for a highly aromatic take on the grape, all in for gris and not to be confused with lighter, less meaningful grigio. The Redfoot Vineyard is clearly earmarked for such a purposed way of interpretation and though the clays of the double L sub-appellation are best with syrah and cabernet franc there can't be any reason not to allot 10-15 per cent of acreage to white plantings. In the hands of Paul Pender it seems obvious that pinot gris is the one. This dry take is just about perfectly right, with citrus and wet stone hanging around the fruit. Leaner might be more suitable but ultimately it's balance that is most important for this rich fruit raised by the pottery soil. Drink 2018-2020. Tasted June 2018.”