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Wine Tasting Note: Griffin Creek Pinot Gris, 2002, Rogue Valley, Oregon.  Add/Read Comments

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Griffin Creek
A delightful gift. A wine, unavailable in the UK, lovingly cradled in hand-luggage from the West Coast to our little island. Perhaps the excitement rose the expectations too unattainable levels but the disappointment was hard to conceal. Alternatively it could have been the food; distinctly flavourless scallops, seared, served on a puff pastry base with a cider vinegar and fish-stock sauce where the cream component was remembered only on opening the fridge to retrieve the coffee.

Wine Tasting Note: Griffin Creek Pinot Gris, 2002, Rogue Valley, Oregon.
Listed on several American retailers for US$18.
Developed on the nose - lanolin and pears, not as lively and fresh as it may have been a year or so ago. The palate is medium to full bodied, nicely textured with pear flavours dominating; could almost be a Chardonnay. Nutty and melon hints. A hint of vegetalness coming through, again, perhaps due to age. Very dry finish. A hint of residual sugar may have benefited.
Scribblings Rating - 90/100

Including the cream in the dish may have worked wonders as, finishing off the bottle the following day, a rich and creamy cauliflower cheese, worked beautifully with the wine. The cream or benefiting from being opened...?

Although a direct conversion of the price is not a great indicator of the equivalent in sterling, taxes and shipment costs need to be considered, $18 converts to a little over £10.

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