Rainstorm Winery 2014 Pinot Gris, Oregon, $14

By on October 26, 2015

rainstorm-pinot-gris-nv-bottleBest Buy! Portland vintner Nicolas Quillé expands his work with Pinot Gris by more than 40 percent and does so inline with the style that has emerged from the Willamette Valley — floral and citrusy. This latest version opens with lovely floral aromas of orange blossom, alyssum and yellow rose in front of kiwi, honeydew melon and lemon. On the attack, it launches with crisp flavors of white peach and lemon that carry racy and food-friendly acidity from start to finish.  The brand’s refreshed site — PinotPassion.com — features this mouthwatering recipe for Classic Rubbed Planked Salmon with Cucumber Sauce.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 20,000 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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