Firesteed Cellars 2012 Pinot Gris, Oregon, $12

By on March 10, 2014

firesteed-pinot-gris-2012-labelBest Buy! Bryan Croft is well into his second decade as Firesteed’s winemaker, and he’s on quite a ride with this bottling of Pinot Gris. This winter, it earned a gold medal at both the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the Seattle Wine & Food Experience judging, and it’s clear to see why, starting with gorgeous aromas of orange, pineapple, apricot, starfruit and clove. Bright flavors of tangelo and orange oil lead into nice roundness on the midpalate with honeydew melon, and it’s finished by terrific acidity. These wines are widely distributed, and a suggested pairing is this recipe for Spinach and Pear Salad.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 12,000 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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