Blue Mountain Pinot Gris, 2014

The new BM PG is out. A friend sent me an email recently “Don’t you drink anything besides Pinot Gris?” I apologize; it’s a half case here, a half case there. Fun fact: Did you know Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc are all genetic mutations of the same grape? Sorry; this blog is not about wine education! My apologies though for yet one more PG review.  I think with the cooler weather we’re closing in on our 2015 allotment.

Blue Mountain Pinot Gris 2014

The BM will sell out, it always does, but it’s not a stellar year. Dry, crisp, tart, like the first apples of the season. The oak gives it a slight dimension not common in BC PG. Brusque, if it can be said, as it leaves little on the palate. A lovely counterpoint to some Manchego, avocado and kohlrabi slaw, a not exceptional sipper but pleasant. Does not have the legs for serious cuisine. Still, five more bottles to go, and it won’t be hard…

 

Price: Inexpensive. Period.  Kudos to BM.

 

Market Liquidity: Mixed emotions.

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