Sockeye Winery 2012 Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley, $10

By on November 28, 2013

sockeye-winery-pinot-grigio-bottleBest Buy! Precept and Hal Landvoigt, director of winemaking, develop this two-wine brand — Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir — specifically to pair with seafood and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Here’s an excellent example with Pinot Gris, starting with bright aromas of Gala apple, orange, a squir of lemon, President Lincoln rose and clove. The drink opens with superb acidity that carries flavors of apple, dried pineapple and lime, an assortment  that provides good length with a nearly bone-dry finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,502 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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