Lone Birch 2013 Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, $12

By on February 26, 2015

Lone Birch Pinot GrisBest Buy! The Miller family in Prosser, Wash., has established the 70-year-old lonesome birch tree amid its World War II-era Airport Ranches Vineyard as a sign of affordable and quaffable red and white wines in the Pacific Northwest. And this vintage is a classic Washington-style Pinot Gris with aromas of starfruit, Asian pear, apricot and a touch of lychee. Those pear and apricot notes are presented in a juicy fashion as spritzy lime acidity and a finish of green banana combine to balance the residual sugar of 1.6%.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 4,018 cases

Alcohol: 12.4%

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