2012SineannPG2012 Sineann, Pinot Gris “Wy’ east Vineyard” Columbia Gorge, Oregon.
The latest release of Sineann’s Pinot Gris is utterly delicious and truly world glass with beautifully detailed fruit, vigorous acidity and poise making for a must have white wine for the summer. As a long time fan of this winery and this Pinot Gris especially, it seemed a long wait to have it live up to my expectations and memory, but this 2012 absolutely blew me away and rekindled my faith, and while most Oregon Pinot Gris has become as boring as New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc over the years, this wine brings it back to the highest level of coolness. While I’ve not been into the whole Pinot Grigio (Gris) hype, which is now turning into the Muscato craze, I must say if Pinot Grigio (Gris) tasted as good as this Sineann I’d be drinking it a lot more! The 2012 Wy’ east Pinot Gris from Oregon’s Columbia Gorge lays out melon, green apple, lemon/lime and white peach fruit with hints of orange blossom, mineral essence, zippy grapefruit and a touch of tropical notes on a tangy palate that is vibrant and freshly focused. This vivid white seduces with every sip and while light and elegant has plenty of interest and lingers on the dry crisp finish. Not a wine to miss if you can help it, well worth the time an effort to locate, so don’t wait, drink over the next year or so.
($20 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive

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