Much bigger and more tropical than the European pinot gris and pinot grigio wines I’m used to, this wine was a surprise to me. It begins with sweet florals that continue onto the palate, morphing into honey and honeysuckle. As the wine opens it shows hints of citrus along with pineapple and other tropical fruits. The whole is balanced by a degree of lively acidity and minerality that persists into its long, slightly tart finish.

Did I try this wine with salmon? Of course. Yes, it works!

WHO: Cedar + Salmon

WHAT: 100% pinot gris

WHERE: Willamette Valley, Oregon

HOW MUCH: $16

 

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Becky Sue Epstein

An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, Becky Sue's work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, www.wine-pages.com and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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