lenz-2010-pinot-grisFar from your neighbor’s cheap pinot grigio, Lenz Winery 2010 Pinot Gris ($25), shows off the ripeness of the 2010 growing season in its intensity.

Apple and musk melon aromas are accented by notes of white flowers and a drizzle of honey.

The dry, medium-bodied palate is fruity up front, showing sweet, concentrated apple and pear flavors again accented by honey and subtle spice. Gentle creaminess on the mid-palate is quickly sliced through by fresh, citrusy acidity that carries through on the medium-length finish.

Producer: Lenz Winery
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
ABV: 12.5%
Price: $25*

(2.5 out of 5, Average-to-Very Good)