I recently visited the Soléna and Grand Cru Estate in Yamhill, OR. This wine, the only white produced, is very zippy and has lots of refreshing acidity in addition to loads of citrus and tropical fruit characteristics. Presumably much of the warmth this wine shows is from the warmer Rogue Valley appellation in southern Oregon. Definitely a good food wine. For a detailed review, see this Quick Sip.

WHO: Soléna Estate
WHAT: Pinot Gris
WHERE: Oregon (Willamette and Rogue Valley AVAs)
WHEN: 2008

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Having grown up in the midwest, Ryan followed his passion for wine to Oregon's Willamette Valley. He holds the Advanced Certificate with Distinction from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. Ryan is the creator and author for Northwest Whites, a site dedicated entirely to the white wines of the Pacific Northwest. You can also learn more about Ryan on his personal website. Ryan lives in Portland, OR.

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