Martinez & Martinez Winery 2013 Tudor Hills Vineyard Pinot Grigio

April 20, 2014 

Appellation: Yakima Valley

This two-generation winemaking family in Washington's Horse Heaven Hills also has family ties to this vineyard in the Yakima Valley. Prosser native Andrew Martinez shows his expanding talents with Pinot Gris, making it in a restrained style starting with aromas of starfruit, Bosc pear, lime peel and alyssum. The approach to the palate screams of fresh-cut Golden Delicious apple, more pear and Key lime pie. While the residual sugar is reported at 1.5%, it finishes dry with no perception of alcohol. This won a gold medal at the 2014 Great Northwest Wine Competition. (12.2 percent alcohol)

Price: $16

Cases produced: 350

Food pairings: Pinot Gris pairs beautifully with seafood, so try this with oyster stew, halibut, crab cocktail or a bowl of mussels.

Martinez & Martinez Winery, 357 Port Ave., Prosser, 509-786-2392, www.martinezwine.com.

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