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WHAT: Omaka Springs Pinot Gris 2008 (white) Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Marlborough, New Zealand
WHY: Other than the well-known fact that hobbits hang out there, what do you really know about New Zealand? Drinking this will teach you that they can make very good Pinot Gris, aka Pinot Grigio. Summer-meadow-like aromas waft from the glass, followed by flamboyant, persistent fruit flavours and a touch of sweetness typically characterized as honey, neatly offset by well-integrated acidity. Delicious.
PRICE: 750 ml/$17.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets (product #63347)