Gifford Hirlinger 2013 Estate Pinot Gris, Walla Walla Valley, $19

By on July 22, 2014

Gifford Hirlinger Pinot Gris bottlePlantings in the Walla Walla Valley are dominated by red varieties, which makes the Berghan family’s work in their vineyard near the Washington-Oregon border with this white Burgundian grape rather fascinating. Tones of fig, honeydew melon, apricot and oak are presented in a rich style but with enough citrusy acidity for grilled oysters and steamed mussels. This wine received a silver medal in the 2014 Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 143 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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