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88 • Pend d'Oreille 2008 Pinto Gris, Washington $15. Best Buy.
Bright yellow-straw hue. Ripe orange and lemon meringue aromas have a honeyed edge. A rich entry leads a rounded, full-bodied palate with bright acidity and late harvest-leaning flavors. Crisp, drying, lengthy finish. Stylish. Try with crab. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
88 • Tyee 2008 Estate, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley $16. Salmon Safe
Brilliant straw hue. High-toned, fresh, minerally nose. A racy entry leads a crisp, medium-bodied palate with an angular structure and piercing acidity. An excellent choice to cut drawn butter seafood preparations. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
86 • Maryhill 2008 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley $10.49. Best Buy.
Brilliant straw hue. Fragrant, ripe orange blossom aromas carry a floral edge. A rounded entry leads a supple, medium-bodied palate with a lush texture. Crisp acidity buoys the finish. A solid aperitif. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
85 • Benton-Lane 2008 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley $16.
Brilliant pale-straw hue. Lean, pithy, almondy nose. A crisp entry leads a zesty, moderately full-bodied palate with orange blossom flavors. Finishes with a taut, refreshing, minerally edge. Try with shellfish. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
85 • Firesteed 2007 Pinot Gris, Oregon $11.99.
Brilliant straw hue. Angular, steely, minerally nose. A crisp entry leads a zippy, medium-bodied palate with refreshing acidity. Clean, drying finish with a glycerous edge. A good match for seafood. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
85 • Prejean 2008 Estate Grown, Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes $14.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Bright yellow-straw hue. Honeyed, floral orange blossom aromas carry a late-harvest accent. A rounded entry leads a generous, moderately full-bodied palate. Texture hints at a touch of sweetness. Lush, lengthy finish. A pleasant aperitif. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)