You're right about pinot gris and pinot noir, Bruce. From there I'd go straight to a Best Producers list, because you shouldn't pass up ANY wine made by La Frenz--their Semillon, Viognier and Sauv Blanc are spectacular, and ditto their reds of which my favorite is a PN blend called Montage. Gewurzes can be interesting, they tend to be an un-Alsatian style that are drier and lighter than their European cousins. Wild Goose gets a lot of accolades for their whites, too, but I've not personally had any.
I would add Burrowing Owl, Blue Mountain, Poplar Grove, Cedar Creek and Nota Bene to the Producer A List. Bill might add others.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov