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93 • Willow Crest 2010 Minick Family Estate Vineyard, Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley $16. Best Buy.
Pale golden straw color. Nicely meshed aromas of ripe banana, melon, nectarine and nougat with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful citrus, green apple, and mineral accented finish. A spot-on pinot gris with everything in it's place. (tasted on Apr-30-2012)
89 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2010 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Exotic aromas of ripe kiwi, passionfruit, mandarin orange, waxy with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a lemon, dried jasmine, nutskin, and grass accented finish. Nice sense of unique style; sip or pair with scallops. (tasted on Apr-30-2012)
88 • Bouchaine 2011 Estate Vineyard, Bacchus Collection, Pinot Gris, Carneros Napa Valley $30.
Pale golden color. Rich aromas and flavors of lemon-coconut buttercream, peach chutney, and orange with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, mineral and spice accented finish. (tasted on Apr-30-2012)
88 • Henry Estate 2009 Pinot Gris, Umpqua Valley $15. Best Buy.
Pale golden color with a amber cast. Aromas of dried flowers, citrus and leaves and spice nougat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a melon, peach, cream and earth accented finish. Nice layers and very table friendly. (tasted on Apr-30-2012)
87 • Duck Pond 2010 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley.
Very pale silver straw color. Mild aromas of nectarine and lemon with a tangy light-to-medium body and a crisp, citrus and melon accented finish. A racy table wine to serve with spicy grilled fish. (tasted on Apr-30-2012)
87 • Johan Vineyards 2010 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley $20.
Pale golden color. Aromas of caramel apple and praline with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy apple sauce and lemon-lime curd finish. Tasty. (tasted on Apr-30-2012)
86 • Elk Run 2011 Cold Friday Vineyard, Pinot Gris, Maryland $16.51.|Find-a-Wine|
Silvery straw cast. Delicate aromas of peach and nougat with silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with a honeyed melon, white strawberry and dried lemon accented finish. A pleasant sipper. (tasted on May-21-2012)