Iris Vineyards, Willamette Valley (Oregon) Pinot Gris 2020

($16):  The range of Iris Vineyards’ wines I’ve tasted recently have been so noteworthy for quality and price, I would be tempted to buy future offerings without having tasted them beforehand.  Take this 2020 Pinot Gris.  It is simply marvelous, with subtle hint of pears and stone fruit-like flavors perfectly balanced by zesty energy.  It has depth without a trace of heaviness, which gives it a wonderful presence.  It opens in the glass revealing new nuances with each sip.  Bright acidity in the finish amplifies its charms.  And it is a fantastic buy.
95 Michael Apstein Aug 23, 2022