Funky, animal smells greet you, followed by bark, stem and root. Not a pretty nose by any means. The wine follows hard, tough, stemmy and chewy. It’s hard to imagine a more charmless bottle in this price range.
This winery’s Pinot Gris always has a fair amount of color, but sometimes it drifts over from straw to tawny gold, right on the edge of oxidation. Here there is a vegetal/grassy tone that dominates; missing is the fresh pear fruit.
Cheese, milkweed and straw make for an unattractive nose, while the mouth is overtly sweet as if made from dried and candied mango and pineapple. The finish fades fast while leaving behind a residue left that isn’t that pleasant.