This easygoing, fruit-forward take on Pinot Gris is styled for immediate enjoyment. The fruit is ripe and flavorful—a nice mix of fresh cut pear and apple, with a hint of orange peel giving it a little stiffness and tannin. The blend includes Siegerrebe, Gewürztraminer and Viognier, and the alcohol is listed at just over 13%, so this is a perfect wine for a spring picnic.
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.