Star Selection: 2006 Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions ($13)
The Milbrandt family has grown grapes in eastern Washington state since 1997. This year saw the first release of its own wines; among the new bottlings is this bright, citrusy Pinot Gris.
2006 A to Z Oregon ($13)
Since it was founded in 2002, A to Z Wineworks has become one of Oregon’s top names for affordable, high-quality varietal wines. Its focused Pinot Gris, full of citrus and kiwi accents, shows why.
2006 Bethel Heights Vineyard Oregon ($16)
Oregon producer Bethel Heights Vineyard is primarily known for top-flight Pinot Noir. But winemaker Terry Casteel also makes superb Pinot Gris: a light, graceful white wine with a creamy finish.