The 2011 Pinot Gris Windsor Oaks Vineyards is eccentric, beguiling and loaded with character. Dried rose petals, crushed flowers, spices and sweet red cherries all make an appearance. The Pinot Gris will require an adventurous palate, but it is beautiful. Readers willing to take the plunge are likely to find much to admire in this immensely pleasing, gratifying wine. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2014.
Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91
(fermented in concrete eggs and raised in a combination of concrete and neutral French oak, with 80% of the fruit macerated on its skins for just over 60 days; 12.4% alcohol): Light, bright orange-pink. Intense redcurrant and orange zest scents, with a hint of white pepper adding vivacity. Dry and tightly focused on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering juicy citrus fruit and red berry flavors and a silky texture. Closes at length, on a bright, nervy note.