Get your Gris on with these 9 wines

By on February 9, 2014
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Pinot Gris is, in fact, not a white grape, as it turns pink when it's ready to be harvested. (Photo via Flickr/click for credit)

Pinot Gris is, in fact, not a white grape, as it turns pink when it’s ready to be harvested.

Pinot Gris has developed into one of the most popular white wines in the Pacific Northwest.

The grape traditionally associated with Italy (where it’s called Pinot Grigio) and the Alsace region of France has been the No. 1 white variety of Oregon. And these days, Washington produces even more Pinot Gris than its neighbor to the south.

And some would argue that Pinot Gris is a perfect wine for the Pacific Northwest, that its bright acidity and flavors match perfectly with fresh regional cuisine, particularly seafood.

Here are nine examples we’ve tasted in recent weeks – six of which earned our “Best Buy!” distinction for being $15 or less.

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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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