Reviewed on 2022-02-08
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Rating 95
Style White Dessert Wine
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
Sonoma County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 11%
Price $65.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Sounding Like A Wine Pro, Sweet Tooth Cravings, Wine And Cheese Night

Drink If You Like

Moschofilero, Muscat / Moscato , Torrontes

Balletto Late Harvest Pinot Gris Vin de Paille 2017 Review

Pinot Gris is not the easiest variety to coax into depth and complexity. It’s a high acid, extremely refreshing white wine. But when it is carefully made into a dessert wine, as it is here, complexity is the word of the day. The Balletto Winery often hits on all cylinders. They made VinePair's top 25 rose of 2020 and came out at number one, and they continue on a hot streak with this bottle. The quality of the variety comes through with notes of comfy baking spices and a waft of flowers. That high acid is there balancing the sweetness, allowing your senses to enjoy the concentration of fruit. This is a great American sweet wine.

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Balletto Late Harvest Pinot Gris Vin de Paille 2017
Pinot Gris is not the easiest variety to coax into depth and complexity. It’s a high acid, extremely refreshing white wine. But when it is carefully made into a dessert wine, as it is here, complexity is the word of the day. The Balletto Winery often hits on all cylinders. They made VinePair's top 25 rose of 2020 and came out at number one, and they continue on a hot streak with this bottle. The quality of the variety comes through with notes of comfy baking spices and a waft of flowers. That high acid is there balancing the sweetness, allowing your senses to enjoy the concentration of fruit. This is a great American sweet wine.

Reviewed On: 02-08-2022
95
POINTS
Balletto Late Harvest Pinot Gris Vin de Paille 2017
Pinot Gris is not the easiest variety to coax into depth and complexity. It’s a high acid, extremely refreshing white wine. But when it is carefully made into a dessert wine, as it is here, complexity is the word of the day. The Balletto Winery often hits on all cylinders. They made VinePair's top 25 rose of 2020 and came out at number one, and they continue on a hot streak with this bottle. The quality of the variety comes through with notes of comfy baking spices and a waft of flowers. That high acid is there balancing the sweetness, allowing your senses to enjoy the concentration of fruit. This is a great American sweet wine.

Reviewed On: 02-08-2022