B. Lovely 2012 Pinot Gris, Washington, $12

By on January 24, 2014

b.lovely-pinot-gris-2012-labelBest Buy! Hal Landvoigt and his team at Precept Wine in Seattle created this brand for Total Wine & More. While the fanciful bee-themed labels in blue or pink (on shelves as Pinot Grigio) seem to appeal to women, what’s in the screwcapped bottle deserves a wider audience. Enticing aromas of guava, apricot jam, butterscotch and Corn Pops breakfast cereal transition into a rich entry of pear and Jonagold apple. Its structure floats on the palate, and the residual sugar (3%) is dealt with by a lime-like acidity that makes for a gorgeous and long finish with a return of apple.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,690 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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