Pinot Gris rules Oregon’s white wine landscape

By on October 29, 2017

Silvan Ridge Winery 2015 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $16

silvan ridge winery pinot gris 2013 bottle - Pinot Gris rules Oregon's white wine landscapeArgentine winemaker Juan Pablo Valot creates the Pinot Gris for this historic Eugene property in a crisp Oregon style that’s far from tropical. In fact, it’s a bone-dry Pinot Gris for Sauvignon Blanc lovers with the focus on gooseberry, lime and lemon with minerality and scintillating acidity that screams for oysters on the half shell.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,200 cases

Alcohol: 13%

Winery website

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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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