Firesteed, Willamette Valley (Oregon) Pinot Gris 2019

($16):  With roughly twice the acreage planted as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio, in Italian) is Oregon’s second most widely planted variety, after Pinot Noir.  As a wine, Pinot Gris’ spectrum is wide, ranging from light and innocuous to rich with stone fruit flavors and even some sweetness.  Firesteed’s falls into the latter category with subtle pear-like flavors had a hint of sweetness in the finish.  Bright acidity keeps this fleshy wine fresh.  It would be a good choice for highly spiced food and for those who like wasabi with their sushi.
90 Michael Apstein Oct 27, 2020