2014 Ridgecrest Vineyards Pinot Gris
From a fully ripe year, this is a concentrated, moderately-dense, yellow and orange fruited, rich-yet-bright Pinot Gris. It carries fleshy ripe pear, pineapple upside-down cake, toffee as well as spice all the way from fruitcake spice to thyme. The wine is well balanced, despite a hotter year, due to a tension of plentiful acidity and lower pH. The weight is impressive, the mid-palate full and creamy and the finish bright and savory. This is sure to be a great food pairing now or with many years of age.