Union Wine Co. 2013 Underwood Pinot Gris, Oregon, $12

By on December 29, 2014

union-wine-co-underwood-pinot-gris-nv-canBest Buy! Veteran winemaker Ryan Harms owns and operates one of Oregon’s fastest-growing wineries, and he remains dedicated to getting fruit-forward, unpretentious Oregon wine into the hands of more consumers. He’s even developed a mobile tasting truck. He produces more two-thirds of his production of this tier of Pinot Gris in 375-milliliter aluminum cans — think of wine in a beer can. It’s a deliciously clean wine with aromas of tangerine, peach, Asian pear, apple and alyssum blossom. Bright flavors of orchard fruit, backed by lime zest and peach pit, make this vibrant and a good foil for scallops. You can find the wines in a four-pack at grocery stores at $6 per can.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 2,800 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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