A very interesting wine for a couple of reasons.  First, the Columbia Gorge AVA is the only AVA that spans across two states (Oregon and Washington).  Second, drinking a Pinot Gris at five years from vintage is really pushing it, but this was screw capped which gave it a fighting chance. This is a wine that was drinking great in 2014 with plenty of fruit but its now 2018.   Light silvery gold in color.  The nose has a nice fresh minerality to it but little fruit.  On the palate, this has a nice texture.  13% Alc.  There is some minerality and a hint of citrus though there really isn't much fruit left.  That said, it does have a freshness and it doesn't taste tired or stale.  It worked well a spicy steamed bun.  These probably need to be consumed now, but for $20, this really exceeded expectations even if it is past peak.  

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87
Vintage: 
2013

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