Del Rio Vineyards 2014 Estate Pinot Gris, Rogue Valley, $16

By on February 2, 2016

del-rio-vineyards-pinot-gris-2014-bottle1One of Oregon’s largest and most important sites has devoted 16 acres to Pinot Gris, focusing on clones 146 and 152, and Jean-Michel Jussiaume presents this in an Oregon style with the focus on orchard fruit rather than tropical. Aromas of Bosc pear, Golden Delicious apple and lime peel leads to a huge burst of lime juice on the entry. Persistent starfruit flavors lead to nice roundness, pleasing complexity, and a finish of dried apricot. Suggested food pairings include fish, salads, asparagus and fresh fruit.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,600 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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