Columbia Crest 2014 Grand Estates Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $12

By on December 16, 2015

columbia-crest-grand-estates-pinot-gris-2014-bottleBest Buy! Washington has a reputation for Pinot Gris made in a tropical style, but Juan Muñoz Oca and his team take a rather citrusy approach with this bottling, which begin with harvest at 22 Brix. The nose is a greeting of starfruit, Key Lime and orange with kiwi fruit, honeydew melon, yellow grapefruit and spearmint. Flavors bring hints of white peach, tangerine and melon, backed by racy acidity akin to lemon juice. The finish of nectarine skin and lemon pith lend this wine to suggested pairings such as seafood and light pasta dishes as well as sweet or salty cheeses.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 23,000 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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