2005 Etude Pinot Gris, Carneros ($24)

WINE FIND

July 05, 2006|By MICHAEL DRESSER

It's pricey, but this is also one of the best, most Alsace-like California pinot gris wines I've tasted. It's ripe, lush and complex -- giving an impression of sweetness while being actually quite dry. The flavors are an appealing mix of lemon, mint, melon, pear and tropical spices. The texture, intensity and finish make it worth the money. Serve with: salmon, turkey

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