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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
A to Z Pinot Gris 2008
A to Z Pinot Gris 2008
(search item no. 99541)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $12.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale yellow gold the 2008 A to Z Pinot Gris has aromas of ripe citrus fruits, kiwi, lychee, wet stones, minerals, honeysuckle and nectarines. As the wine opens aromatics of spices, nutmeg, lime blossom & tangerine are revealed. The concentrated attack is pure and bright with wonderful lush fruit and mineral notes and is framed by ripe acidity giveing classic Oregon Pinot Gris proportions and lift to the richness. The finish rolls seamlessly off the mid-palate and goes on and on. The lasting impression of the wine is of great purity and intensity balanced by wonderful juiciness and succulence.
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About A to Z:

Founded in 2002, A to Z Wineworks is Oregon's fastest growing winery. The business model is simple: to produce and market Oregon's best wine values by concentrating on their core competencies of acquisition, blending and marketing.

A to Z has a bargain with other wineries from whom they source wines that they will not reveal their identities; component wines could be from any winery in Oregon from A to Z. This winery wanted a name that suggested that their wines are blended from many sources. A to Z builds their blends to craft balanced wines that aim to embody the essence of Oregon rather than reflect a specific single vineyard or A to Z style.