Jul 072014
Van Duzer Pinot Gris 2013, Williamette Valley, OR, $18 (S) – Rating 91

Van Duzer Pinot Gris 2013Stainless steel fermented and sur lie aged creates a round mouth-feel complimented by juicy acidity and a hint of creaminess. A touch of sweetness balances the acidity. A bouquet of citrus, tropicals and a hint of pie crust. Flavors of citrus, tropicals,white peach and honeycomb. White peach, minerality and spice in the long finish. Perfect with lighter summer fare or simply enjoy with a view. Buy This Wine


Mar 012014
Breggo Pinot Gris 2012 Anderson Valley, CA, $25 (S) – Rating 90

A very easy drinking Pinot Gris, perfect to usher in warmer weather. Creamy mouth-feel with balanced acidity and just a hint of sweetness. A nose of white peach, citrus and baked apple. Well-integrated flavors of red apple, pear, ripe pineapple, white peach and melon with intriguing notes minerality and wet stone. Buy This Wine

Jul 282013
2012 J Vineyards & Winery Pinot Gris, CA, $15 (S) – Rating 91

Always a favorite in the Pinot Gris category. Equally good as a refreshing sipper or pairing with lighter fare. Aged in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation, it offers aromas of citrus, orange peel and honeysuckle with hints of melon. The palate is treated to bright acidity with rounded flavors of citrus, melon and minerality with subtle notes or orange zest. Just a touch of lime in the finish. Buy This Wine

Sep 252012
2011 Brandborg Wines Pinot Gris, Umpqua Valley, OR, $16 (S) – Rating 90

A refreshing wine with a nose of soft lemon creme. Flavors of bright citrus, green apple with hints of orange and honeysuckle caress the palate highlighted by bight acidity. Great with lighter summer fare or just to sip on the patio. Buy This Wine

Aug 092012
2010 Acrobat by King Estate Winery Pinot Gris, OR, $12 (S) – Rating 89

A clean and crisp patio sipper with plenty of flavor, a hint of sweetness and balanced acidity. The nose is reminiscent of pineapple creme offering the palate flavors of ripe pineapple, melon, pear and citrus with subtle notes of honeysuckle all wrapped up with a soft mouth-feel. Buy This Wine