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90 • Pend d'Oreille 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley $18. Best Buy.
Pale straw green color. Interesting aromas of cracked pepper, spiced nuts, cedar, gherkin with a silk, dryish light-to-medium body and a green apple, lemon, and nectarine finish. A distinctive choice for smoked oysters and grilled fish. (tasted on May-08-2014)
90 • Portlandia 2013 Pinot Gris, Oregon $21.99.
Silvery brassy color. Aromas and flavors of green apple, nuts, and dusty minerals with very crisp and tart light-to-medium body and a grassy, lemony finish. A spot on, dry pinot gris that tastes very Italian. (tasted on May-19-2014)
89 • Alexandria Nicole 2013 Destiny Ridge Vineyard, "a-SQUARED", Pinot Gris, Horse Heaven Hills $14. Best Buy.
Brassy platinum color. Aromas and flavors of apples, peach, and creamy nougat with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a lively cream and honeysuckle accented finish. A very pleasant sipper. (tasted on May-12-2014)
88 • Windy Oaks 2012 Meador Vineyard, Pinot Gris, Monterey $15. Best Buy.
Golden color. Aromas peach and banana custard tarts with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy apple, praline, and clementine accented finish. A tasty sipper. (tasted on May-08-2014)
87 • Brassfield Estate 2012 Pinot Gris, High Valley $18.
Straw green color. Nutshell and honeyed grilled yellow apple aromas with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and citrus and earth accented finish. A nice dry pinot gris. (tasted on May-08-2014)
86 • Firesteed 2012 Pinot Gris, Oregon $13. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden silver color. Aromas of apple yogurt and ground almonds with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tangy, nectarine and sweet cream accented finish. A nice carefree sipper. (tasted on May-08-2014)