Volcanic Hills, Okanagan Valley (British Columbia, Canada) Pinot Gris 2018

($15):  The vineyards of this property lie on a slope of an old volcano, hence the name of the winery.  The same grape, Pinot Gris, is used to produce wines labeled Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris, which are very different.  Pinot Grigio is usually far lighter, whereas Pinot Gris has a weight and texture.  This one is a true Pinot Gris, demonstrating the lovely lanolin-like richness on the palate.  Great acidity imparts a lively energy to the wine.  The combination of depth and cutting acidity makes it a great match for spicy Indian food.
93 Michael Apstein Feb 4, 2020