Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2012 Pinot Gris, McMinnville, $20

By on September 15, 2014

yamhill-valley-vineyards-pinot-gris-2012-labelHomegrown winemaker Ariel Eberle took the lead on this estate project and nurtured a crisp and clean Pinot Gris that lovers of bone-dry Riesling will especially appreciate. It starts with aromas of dusty white peach and apple before bringing along hints of starfruit, lime, lemongrass and flint. The drink offers more fruitiness, starting with kiwi and honeydew melon, followed by more lime, starfruit and Bosc pear. Suggested pairings include gumbo.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 267 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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