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What’s In My Glass Today?

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Technically, this is what was in my glass yesterday, but that little bit of sunshine that came out towards the end of the day had me sitting on the patio until I was just too cold to stay; therefore, I was enjoying the wine too much to sit down and write about it. So, here I am, a day late, to tell you about a wine well worth writing about.

Vitis Ridge 2011 Oregon Pinot Gris: I love this fruity, citrusy gem from my neighbors to the north, just outside of Salem, in Silverton, Oregon. I imagined myself on the beaches of the Bahamas with this one. On the nose there’s loads of mango and grapefruit, and on the palate, juicy granny smith apples ends with a beautiful lemon-lime zesty finish.

This is such a food friendly wine. Salads, light cheeses like Havarti and Gouda and shellfish will pair perfectly. Next time I open a bottle of the 2011 Vitis Ridge Pinot Gris, which will be very soon, I’ll be enjoying it with an Oregon Dungeness Crab Salad.