I'm pretty much having a love affair with Washington wines these days. That's a really good thing, since I'll have the chance to drink quite a bit of Washington state wine when I attend the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference this June in Walla Walla. The wine that I'm reviewing today, the 2008 Barnard Griffin Pinot Gris, is the second wine that I've reviewed from Barnard Griffin, a winery located in Richland, Washington.
This wine has 12.8% alcohol and costs $12 a bottle on the Barnard Griffin online store.
On the nose of this wine, I am immediately hit by the aroma of honeydew melons, as well as some tropical aromas of pineapple and coconut. I also get a touch of peach and some floral action. On the palate, this wine has some nice honey flavors, with more coconut and a little bit of citrus. This wine is dry, but tricks you into thinking that it's sweet. It really isn't a sweet wine at all, but the light honey flavors give it a sweet feel.
This wine would make a really great summer wine. The crisp flavors of this wine go really well with food. I am drinking this wine with some light fish, and it is delicious. At $12, I would definitely buy more of this wine.