14 Jul It’s Oregon’s other Pinot – 2021 Acrobat Pinot Gris
A fun fact about Oregon wine…
The most popular wine in the state, Pinot Noir
and the 2nd most popular wine in the state, Pinot Gris,
share the same lineage.
Pinot Gris is a mutation of the Pinot Noir grape.
The grapes might share the same pedigree.
But the respective wines exist on opposite sides
of the color, texture and taste spectrums.
It’s Wine Thursday!
Just in time for your weekend, we highlight
a quality wine that sells at a reasonable price
and is easy for you to source,
either at your store, online or both.
This week, we’re checking out a value bottle
that is a worthy representation of
Oregon’s 2nd most popular varietal.
Where it’s from
Four years ago, one of Oregon’s largest wineries,
King Estate, sold its sub-brand, Acrobat,
to a fast-growing California wine conglomerate,
Foley Family Wines.
Despite the change of hands, the wine consumer
probably didn’t notice any difference at all.
Acrobat continues to produce
good-value entry-level Oregon wine.
What it is
This is a no-fuss easy-to-like white wine.
It’s an appealing combination of fruit flavors
(such as apple and pear) medium-to-tart acidity
and just a touch of spice.
While there’s a taste of honey, this wine is semi-dry.
It would pair well with salmon or grilled chicken.
Professional reviewers have regularly included Acrobat Pinot Gris
on their annual top-value lists. The 2021 version is yet another
great buy from this producer.
Where to buy it
Costco has the Acrobat Pinot Gris for $9.49.
The price at QFC is $10.88.
Total Wine has it for $10.99.
It’s $11.99 at both Fred Meyer and Safeway.
The “Members price” at Vons is $13.32.
Jewel Osco has it for $13.99.
It’s on the shelf at Albertsons for $15.99.
You can order it from Station Plaza Wine for $10.88
Market View Liquor has it for $10.99
B-21’s price is $12.98
and it’s at Vine Republic for $13.98