This is not your typical Willamette Valley-style of Pinot Gris. It's loaded with spicy, textural fruit flavors: green apple, Bartlett pear, orange slices and tangy lime rind. The detail is marvelous, and the bright acids make this a natural companion to sushi. Winemaker Peter Rosback has been spending a month a year in New Zealand; this may be the happy result.
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.