Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Pinot Gris from California, Oregon

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Pinot Gris from California, Oregon

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Oregon winemakers are most famous for their world-class pinot noir, but they are also known for their rich and concentrated pinot gris. Although this is the same grape varietal used in light Italian pinot grigio wines, many Oregon winemakers make their pinot gris in the bigger and more complex style found in France's Alsace region, where the grape originated. Thanks to Oregon's success in making delicious pinot gris, it's now being produced in other parts of the United States. Below is a comparison of pinot gris from Oregon and California wineries.

THE FOUR GRACES 2014 PINOT GRIS FROM OREGON'S WILLAMETTE VALLEY

Bought * Grapevine Wines, 309 South Kirkwood Road, in January for $15.99

Description * This lush, mouth-filling white exemplifies the concentrated pinot gris found in Oregon's Willamette Valley. An invitingly aromatic wine, The Four Graces is a complex white that's packed with juicy, ripe melon and stone fruit flavors with hints of honeysuckle and bakery spice. …

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