They've upped the price, but Covey still makes the best under-$10 Pinot Grigio in the land. Prickly acids prop up moderately ripe flavors of stone fruits, pear, pineapple and green apple. This has punch and grip, and the persistent, palate-refreshing tartness takes away any undue sweetness.
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.