Waterbrook Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11

By on August 24, 2013

Waterbrook Winery is one of Walla Walla's oldest wineries.Best Buy! Why is it Washington wineries can make such delicious and affordable Pinot Gris? The secret is in the vineyard, where growers can raise a crop that is twice the size of other regions yet maintain high-quality flavors and all-important acidity. You can certainly take advantage of this fact with Waterbrook’s yummy and inexpensive Pinot Gris. It opens with aromas of lime, slate, caramel and pear, followed by rich flavors of Golden Delicious apple, Asian pear, lime and mineral. The ample acidity brightens all the fruit and lengthens the terrific finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 2,200 cases

Alcohol: 13.3%

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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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