Sheldrake Point 2014 Pinot Gris
Located on Cayuga Lake, in Ovid, Sheldrake Point is making some of the region’s premiere Alsatian style wines. The winemaking team at Sheldrake has created a Pinot Gris that surely does not disappoint. This young wine is plump, balanced and a crowd-pleaser.
The 2014 Sheldrake Point Pinot Gris is clean and pale lemon in color. It has aromas of delicate citrus, soft apricot, and warm spices like nutmeg and clove. The alcohol-by-volume comes in at 13.2 percent, which for the Finger Lakes region may seem a little high, but in a warm growing year, it is very possible. Luckily, it is balanced nicely with medium level acidity. It has flavors of lemon meringue pie, white peaches and other stone fruits, and subtle hints of vanilla.
This wine would make a fantastic pairing for chicken cutlets, Wiener schnitzel with warm German potato salad, cedar plank salmon, pan-seared trout, Waldorf salad, and mildly earthy aged Gruyère cheese. One of the best things you can do with this wine is purchase a few bottles and open them up for a group of people and watch them disappear quickly. It’s a wine that will have you going back for seconds.
Nicholas Baldwin has worked in the wine and spirits business for more than 12 years and traveled the world visiting vineyards. He holds numerous wine certifications.