This is an attempt to make an Italian-style Pinot Grigio out of Willamette Valley fruit. That's a bit of a challenge, because the wines of Italy are ripened at different levels and show a wholly different range of flavors. Here you will find a mix of austere, citric fruit with a dash of lemon rind in the finish.
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.