The wine is light straw-gold in color with aromas of ripe citrus, spearmint, pear and fresh hazelnut. There's an enticing streak of vanillin from the oak. The wine is dry, but has a bright, sweet citrus palate made more interesting by a hint of spearmint by mouth. The finish is clean, brisk and fruitful.
Pinot Gris is a delightful match with seafood and a variety of lighter dishes. It also makes a great pre-dinner glass of white wine. I like to drink Gris within a couple of years of the vintage, and this wine is styled to show well at release.