Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2012 The Expedition Pinot Gris, Horse Heaven Hills, $15

By on July 2, 2013

washington wineBest Buy! Pinot Gris is a hot grape in Washington state, where production has surpassed Oregon in recent vintages. Here’s a delicious and affordable example by one of Walla Walla’s older producers. This opens with aromas of yellow rose petal, Granny Smith apple and slate, followed by bright flavors of nectarine, Asian pear and melon. It is loaded with upfront acidity and should pair beautifully with shellfish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 5,000 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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