Adelsheim 2003 Oregon Pinot Gris ($16.00)
This clear, straw-color wine shows the characteristic melonlike aromas of Pinot Gris, honeydew and musky canteloupe, with a pleasantly aromatic side note of peaches that kicks its fruit quotient up a notch. Rather full-bodied, gentle softness is only partially offset by a crisp, citric snap, with melon and peach flavors and a faint peach-pit bitterness lingering in a long finish. Unusually complex for a Pinot Gris, and a versatile food wine. US Importer: (Sep 16, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Oregonians like to match the local Pinot Gris with the region's fresh wild salmon. I find it makes a great match with shellfish, too, even a flavorful cross-cultural dish like my Asian choice, Cantonese shrimp with lobster sauce; and it should be just fine with pork or poultry.



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