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87 • Hyatt Vineyards 2009 Pinot Gris, Rattlesnake Hills $10. Best Buy.
Attractively floral aromas of peach fruit salad and lilacs with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body with and an apple, Meyer lemon oil, and mossy river stone kissed finish. A delicate almost ephemeral sipper. (tasted on Apr-07-2011)
86 • Tyee 2009 Estate, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley $15. Best Buy. Certified Salmon-Safe
Pale golden color. Aromas of warm tapioca, lemon bars, and baked apples with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tart green apple, nut brittle, and grassy earth accented finish. A nice dry aperitif. (tasted on Apr-07-2011)
84 • Manzoni Estate 2008 Franscioni Vineyard, Pinot Gris, Santa Lucia Highlands $18.
Golden yellow color. Lush oak influenced aromas of honeyed pineapple cake, toasted coconut and praline with a supple, dryish medium body and a tart lemon spritzed green apple and sautéed almond with fino Sherry nuanced finish. Rather chardonnay-like, drink up. (tasted on Apr-07-2011)
83 • Firesteed 2008 Pinot Gris, Oregon $12.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Platinum straw color. Creamy lemon soufflé and nougat aromas with a dryish light body and a watery lemonade, aspirin, nut shell and melon rind finish. Heading out the door, drink up. (tasted on Apr-07-2011)