(From 2011 Vintage) This Pinot Gris style falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace. The Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris offers fresh flavors of juicy pear, melon and a hint of spice. A touch of Viognier contributes texture and an attractive floral character. This wine is a perfect match with scallops or halibut.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines8% Viogner. Showing a bit of richness both in its flowery, honeysuckle-scented aromas and again in its ever-so-slightly sweet flavors of white peaches, this plump, smooth- as-can-be Pinot Gris is easy to quaff on its own but will make a fine partner to light luncheon fare. GOOD VALUE