Washington Pinot Gris is seldom seen — the bragging rights having been claimed by Oregon — but this appealing wine makes a good argument for more. Full, fleshy, pear-flavored fruit is perfectly balanced with refreshing acids. It's a big, bold style that finishes with a hint of bitter rind.
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.