Nothing arcane here; this is a gem of a Pinot Gris. The fruit salad flavors run the gamut of citrus, from orange to grapefruit and on into fresh cut pear. Acids are sharp and give the wine clean, crisp definition, enhanced with a little spritz. The alcohol, just under 13%, makes this especially food friendly. It's got Italian styling with the richer fruit flavors of the American west coast.
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.