Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2013 Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley, $18

By on November 30, 2014

tinhorn-creek-vineyards-pinot-blanc-bottleBay Area native Sandra Oldfield and the folks at this winery in Oliver, British Columbia, are celebrating their 20th anniversary of winemaking along the Golden Mile, and their production of Pinot Gris is among the largest in Canada. While it’s unoaked, 30 percent went through malolactic fermentation and stirred on the lees for two months. That sets the stage for aromas and flavors of starfruit, gooseberry, Granny Smith apple and pear. Its acidity, along with a bit of tannin, builds into a yummy finish of apricot. Suggested pairing ideas include Pineapple Pork Shish Kabobs, halibut and turkey burgers. While this wine is part of the regional Whole Foods Market promotion in Washington and Oregon, much of the Tinhorn Creek lineup also is available in the U.S. through their website.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 7,943 cases

Alcohol: 12.9%

Winery website

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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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