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The Eyrie Vineyards - Pinot Gris (2017)

15 days ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

Most casual wine drinkers know that pinot gris and pinot grigio are just two different names - one French and one Italian - for the same grape. When the variety was first planted on the West Coast of the United States in the 1970s, American winemakers might have adopted the literal translation “pinot gray” as a linguistic compromise, but perhaps that would risk sacrificing too much invaluable European cachet in those early days of domestic winemaking? In the end, Oregonian vineyards marketed their wines as pinot gris, while south of the border in California, labels tended prefer the...
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