24 April 2008

Palmina card

[bottle & glasses]Palmina 2006 Pinot Grigio (Santa Barbara County) – Decidedly grigio rather than gris, bringing a froth of grapefruit rind, juice, and zippy herbality up front, and leaving them center-stage while bigger, less aggressive citrus and melon notes improvise in the background. Very good acidity lends worthy structure. The finish is a bit short, but otherwise this is a tasty wine, and one that will probably fool many as to origin. (4/08)


Sarah said...

This is not so much a comment on this post but just a general word of appreciation for your fine writing. I read (with great admiration) the piece in which you deliniate your bias' and then printed it out for further consideration. I'm inspired.qobvzmi

thor iverson said...

Thanks, Sarah. I really appreciate that.

Which restaurant in Auckland, if you don't mind my asking? I've spent a lot of high-quality time in NZ, though not so much in Auckland itself (and when I'm there, it's usually based on Waiheke rather than in the city).