The 2020 Sea Level Pinot Gris is again a delicious rendition in the dry style that has seen Sea Level pick up multiple trophies and gold medals with previous releases. The fruit for this wine comes off the Smail family's picturesque 'Home Block' vineyard at Mariri, opposite the Kina Peninsula in Nelson and the wine is made by Sam Smail (ex Whitehaven).
Showing plenty of flavour – white peach, melon, crunchy pear and citrus, it's deliciously dry and fresh yet with enough richness, and depth to give it beautiful balance and excellent persistence through the gently drying finish. A really enjoyable Pinot Gris.
5 Stars & 93/100 sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2020 (2020 vintage)
"Elegant and pristine, the bouquet shows white flesh peach, pear, fig and white floral aromas, followed by a finely focused palate delivering excellent fruit purity and poise. It's refined and juicy with fabulous persistency, offering delightful drinking. At its best: now to 2024."
90/100 & Top Value, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2020 vintage)
"A fresh, appealing wine that should appeal to a wide cross-section of wine drinkers."