Clear, bright, medium intensity golden yellow. Aromas of tropical fruit inundate the nose: pineapple, mango, banana, and guava all blended together. Soft hints of ripe, juicy melons and pears that run down your chin when you bite them. On the palate there is definitely a little residual sugar, but medium-high acidity balances it nicely. Medium-full bodied, with tropical fruit driven flavors, honeysuckle, and sweet apples. Match with a mango chutney or pineapple galette. Highly recommended. RR

WHO: Youngberg Hill Vineyards
WHAT: Pinot Gris
WHERE: Willamette Valley, ORegon
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $18 (Media sample)

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Ryan Reichert
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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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  1. Wayne Bailey


    Thanks for the review. The good news and bad news. The Pinot gris and blanc were both so well received, we are out of both. There may be scattered bottles on the shelf around Portland and there are a couple of restaurants that have it as a glass pour, Silk and Thirst. Check them out.