Light and lemony, this graceful wine shows an elegant, northern Italian personality rather than the meaty, fleshy style more often found in Oregon Pinot Gris. Pear drop scents and fresh pear flavors dominate the entry, and at this price deliver plenty of clean flavor. Mostly estate-grown fruit, with an average yield of just over two tons per acre, the wine's moderate alcohol levels and firm acids make it a perfect match for shellfish, pasta in cream sauce and herb-infused poultry. 16,000 cases available.
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.