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92 • Kings Ridge 2012 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley $13. Best Buy.
Pale golden silver with a faint amber cast. Intriguing aromas of waxy honeycomb, nougat, peach, white flowers, and apple with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a more drying mineral, rhubarb, and Meyer lemon driven finish. Nice brush strokes of table friendly flavors and acidity. (tasted on Apr-22-2013)
92 • Pollak Vineyards 2012 Estate, Pinot Gris, Monticello $20. Best Buy.
Aromas and flavors of nut brittle, melon, and yellow apple with a fruity medium body and a nice honeyed pastry accented finish. A delicious, juicy pinot gris that is sure to please. (tasted on Apr-22-2013)
90 • Grizzly Peak 2011 Estate Vineyard, Pinot Gris, Rogue Valley $18. Best Buy.
Aromas of grilled peaches, gherkin, and smoked nuts with a fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a long, tangy, kiwi, lime and soursop accented finish. A very zesty and exotically tropical pinot gris that will be a fun sipper or pair with smoked shrimp. (tasted on Apr-22-2013)
88 • Hard Row to Hoe 2012 Pinot Gris, Lake Chelan $18.
Pale golden color with a pale amber cast. Bright aromas of spiced apple and cling peach with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body a zesty citrus, nut, and pear skin accented finish. A refreshing and very table friendly pinot gris. (tasted on Apr-22-2013)
87 • Firesteed 2011 Pinot Gris, Oregon $13. Best Buy.
Attractive tropical fruit aromas suggest pineapple yogurt, papaya, and ripe apple with a very crisp and tart light-to-medium body and a lime and melon driven finish. A racy pinot gris that will pair fabulously with shrimp and crab cakes. (tasted on Apr-22-2013)
86 • Duck Pond 2011 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley $12. Best Buy.
Reserved aromas of linen, nutskin, citrus and apple with a crisp, tangy light-to-medium body and a refreshing nectarine and lime accented finish. A very nice zesty pinot gris that will cover a lot of bases. (tasted on Apr-22-2013)
84 • Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2011 Pinot Gris, McMinnville $15.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of melon, pressed linen, and white nougat with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tart peach pit and citrus accented finish. An understated sipper. (tasted on Apr-22-2013)