2009, Pinot Gris - COLUMBIA VALLEYRetail Price: $21.99Member Price: $17.59
Pinot Gris, also known as Pinot Grigio and perhaps the most well-known mutation of the noble Pinot Noir, produces flavorful wines with notable substance and color. This wine was fermented entirely in stainless steel tanks. An early October freeze in Vintage 2009 resulted in grape harvest about two weeks earlier than normal, resulting in a wine with food-friendly acidity and citrus notes on the finish, making it the perfect wine to pair with salads, sliced fruits, a variety of cheeses, and many hors d’oeuvres, as well as moderately seasoned fish, fowl, or vegetable entrées. It also serves as a good aperitif. Serve this wine chilled, but not cold, for best flavors. Santé!