Last weekend, I had the chance to try a bottle of Airlie Winery 2009 Pinot Gris. Airlie Winery was founded in 1986 and then purchased by Mary Olsen in 1997. Their vineyard is certified sustainable and they produce eight varieties of grapes. Their 2009 Pinot Gris is a refreshing and complex wine for well under $20!
Airlie Winery 2009 Pinot Gris has floral aromas with hints of grapefruit and melon. The palate is packed with citrus flavors. There are mouth-coating flavors of lime, lemon, and pineapple, along with notes of pear. The finish is lifted with a healthy dose of acidity. ($15, 13.3% alcohol)
My Wine Rating- B
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair this Pinot Gris with halibut, turkey burgers, or pasta with herbs and olive oil.