You'll note the bubbles around the edges of the glass, some remaining CO2 that says “drink me, I'm fresh!” It puts a creamy edge on this fruitbowl of a Pinot Gris, with abundant green and yellow fruits and a slight impression of residual sugar. But what stands out are the flavors of ripe, juicy, just-picked pears. Credit winemaker Jesse Lange.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.