This precision-crafted pinot Gris is a blend of grapes from three excellent vineyards, all cropped down to about two tons per acre, what the winemaker rightly calls “ridiculously low for Pinot Gris.” Flavors are pineapple and pear, proportionately balanced against just-right natural acids and tannins. Hints of honey, caramel and spice complete the show. Best Buy. —P.G.
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.