You should drink Oregon Pinot Gris, right now

For someone who loves white wine, I’m not shy about my feelings for Pinot Gris. Especially Oregon Pinot Gris.

However, I also don’t ignore the advice I give others: don’t stop trying a wine just because you have one, two, or a dozen you don’t enjoy. There’s bound to be one wine out there that is perfect for you. If only there were a Match.com for winos. If there were, the last several vintages would rate highly compatible for my palate. Here are several Oregon Pinot Gris you should watch for.

2011 Seven of Hearts Pinot Gris($18)
Oregon
Clear, bright, medium straw gold color. Clean medium intensity aromas of straw, pears, and lemon rind. Dry on the palate, medium body, and medium-light acidity; fresh flavors of apple, pear, and apricot from the nose. Medium finish. 91

2012 Johan Pinot Gris ($19)
Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
Clear, bright, medium-deep straw gold color. Clean medium intensity aromas of oxidized pears, pine nuts. Medium dry on the palate, medium body, medium-light acidity; pleasant flavors including sweet pear and white flowers. Medium-light finish. 90

2012 Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Gris ($19)
Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
Clear, brilliant, water white gold color. Clean medium-full intensity aromas of sweet tree fruits, particularly Honeycrisp apple, lime zest, and peach pit. Dry on the palate, medium body, medium-high acidity; dominated by fresh apple flavors, citrus, and fresh grass. Long finish. 93

2010 Chehalem Pinot Gris Reserve ($24)
Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
Clear, bright, medium-light straw color. Clean medium intensity aromas of minerals, green apple, and apricot. Dry on the palate, medium body and acidity; flavors of peach and apple. Medium finish. 92

2012 Anne Amie Pinot Gris ($19)
Oregon
Clear, bright, medium gold color. Clean medium intensity aromas of tropical fruit. Medium dry on the palate, medium body and acidity; flavors of pineapple, green apple, and melon. Medium fruit-driven finish. 90

2011 Kramer Vineyards Pinot Gris Estate ($16)
Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Oregon
Clear, bright, medium intensity gold color. Clean medium intensity aromas of yellow apple, orange peel, dried pineapple. Dry on the palate, medium-high acidity, medium body, bright, lemon, lime, peach pit. 91

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