Mission Hill 2002 Okanagan Valley VQA Pinot Gris ($10.00)
This clear, light straw-colored wine presents a waft of fresh lemon-lime aromas with just a musky hint of melon and a distinct note of confectioner's sugar in the nose. The first taste sensation is a slight prickliness on the tongue, followed by a light citric flavor that's just off-dry. Easy to quaff, it's a crowd-pleasing style, although not my favorite approach to this popular grape. US Importer: Mark Anthony Wine Merchants, Lakewood, Colo. (Mar 2, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: A simple dish of linguine topped with shrimp tossed in garlic and olive oil with a dash of red-pepper flakes served it well - the richness of the shrimp and the slight piquancy of the dish balanced the slight sweetness in the wine.

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