Delicious Pinot Gris

Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Hahn Winery.

I’ve been sitting on two samples of wine from Hahn winery since I went to the Wine Blogger Conference and Wine Diver Girl handed them to me.  We just haven’t (despite the continuance of posts here) been drinking as much as we normally do from our own stock since it’s the holidays and we’ve been out and about on the town quite a bit.  I’m much looking forward to the Meritage that I have left to try, however, I chose the 2007 Hahn SLH Pinot Gris for this evening.  The wine clocks in at 14.2% alcohol by volum, had a real cork closure, and is available for $20 from Hahn.

Before I had a chance to smell or taste the wine (often happens since I usually pour Matt a glass before I set up my photos) Matt declared the wine “good.”  That’s high praise from him, since I often ask him what he thinks and the answer is normally “I don’t know, it’s fine.”

When I smelled it, the pear knocked me over.  I loved it! It smelled like fresh pear! I also found orange zest, mandarin, citrus, white peach, lemon, and a hint of vanilla of the nose.  In the mouth I got tropical fruit, pear, lemon, green apple, and tons more pear.

I really enjoyed this wine.  Overall, I found it to be crisp, tast, and a little viscous on the back palate.  The fruit was fresh and clean.  I imagine this a perfect porch wine for the summer.