Vidal Reserve Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2018 $19

This is an in-your-face pinot gris if ever I’ve sipped one.  There’s a lot happening in the glass and that could be because this vintage has splashes of gewürztraminer and albariño added for extra aromatic and textural complexity.  Heaving with baked pear and spiced apple alongside exotic floral notes and hints of honeysuckle, it’s a deliciously dry Pinot Gris with sauce and weight and lusciousness.