The wine is pale gold, and the aromas are floral and stone fruit, evoking white flowers with peaches, pears and nectarines. Surprisingly hefty body with honey and acidity on the palate and a longish finish during which that hint of honey returns.

Drink with grilled hamburgers or fish.

Very good: 91 — BSE

WHO: MacMurray Estate Vineyards
WHAT: 100% pinot gris
WHERE: Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
HOW MUCH: $16 (media sample)

About The Author

Becky Sue Epstein
International Editor

Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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