For the life of me, I can’t understand why more American consumers aren’t buying more West Coast Pinot Gris. Though I come across an occasional clunker, the wines are for the most part first-rate. Whether from California, Oregon, or Washington, they offer just the sort of rich, ripe, slightly sweet fruit flavors that Americans love. This youthful rendition from J Vineyards is a great example. Chock-full of pear and peach flavors, introduced by a fruit-driven but also faintly floral bouquet, it tastes both lively and substantial—a rare but enticing combination.
90 Points - Paul Lukacs, Aug 18, 2009