14 Hands Winery 2014 Pinot Gris, Washington, $10

By on November 6, 2015

14 Hands Winery-2014-Pinot Gris BottleBest Buy! Keith Kenison rode herd for years on the white program at Columbia Crest, which makes it easy to understand why 14 Hands continues to build a reputation beyond its wildly successful red wines. Rather than tropical tones, this goes down the trail of orchard fruit and melon, opening with aromas of peach, apricot, dusty lemon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut jicama. It’s an acid-driven drink of the same fruit while offering a nibble of peach-skin tannin to build complexity for a zippy finish. The Ste. Michelle Wine Estates culinary team suggests offering fruit salad, gourmet cheeses, grilled fish, seafood pasta with this race horse of a Pinot Gris.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 40,000 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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