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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Phantom Creek Estates Pinot Gris
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17¼/20

Phantom Creek Estates Pinot Gris 2017

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPhantom Creek worked with two vineyard blocks in nearby Okanagan Falls to make this 2017 Pinot Gris. The wine was made by the now departed winemaker Ross Wyse, working with Alsace winemaker and consultant Oliver Humbrecht (his first ever work outside of his property) and Californian Anne Vawter. It was painstakingly fermented to dryness over seven months using indigenous yeasts, and a portion was aged in oak to add further mouthfeel and spice. Alsace is very much the model here, and it carries the style with all the necessary opulence and complexity. Look for a variety of floral and orange notes, mixed with pears and spice that linger throughout the long finish. A stunning start on a very different track of most pinot gris grown outside of Alsace. As you might expect, it's very food friendly.Tasted: 30 April 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Phantom Creek EstatesDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio