Oregon is known for its Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, but for many years the Valley has also produced fantastic examples of Pinot Gris right alongside its better known red wine. While the region’s Pinot Noir gets all the accolades consumers can get some great priced, and really well made Pinot Gris from Oregon.
Perhaps best known as coming from the Alsace region of France or Northern Italy, Oregon’s climate sets up superbly for Pinot Gris. The wines are generally fruit forward, high in acid and make a great companion for food. Pinot Gris still remains the region’s predominant white wine while Riesling and Chardonnay are the region’s new white wine darlings.
The 2013 Wrigely Pinot Gris offers aromas of citrus, wet stone, and honeydew melon. The palate is loaded with fruit flavors from green apple to lime zest. It’s also got a little kiss of spritz which accents the zesty acidity and crisp clean mouthfeel.
Pairing Picks: Think seafood, roast chicken, or roast pork dishes.