Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11

By on September 13, 2014

chateau-ste-michelle-pinot-gris-nv-bottleBest Buy! The stated stylistic approach to Pinot Gris by head winemaker Bob Bertheau is one that “falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace.” This does that, starting with a floral nose of sweet herbs, pineapple, pear, Granny Smith apple and lime. There’s a nice pop of acidity on the inviting entry, which is followed by honeydew melon, Uncola, more apple and a finish of starfruit. Suggested fare includes Chicken Alfredo, halibut or scallops influenced by tarragon or anise.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 29,450 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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