With 13.2% alcohol, the 2006 Viridian Pinot Gris from Oregon cost under $19, and scored an average 15 points on the Dionysian scale of 20.

Pinot Gris should be enjoyed from release to five or six years. This was aged to test it; it held up, but the wine lost a lot of its early citrus.

The color deepened and a lot of the fruit flavors faded.

The grapes came from the Olsen Family Vineyards who produced and bottles the wine. Anything over 12/5% alcohol is too much for Pinot Gris/Grigio, even though the wine was good eight years ago. In Vino Veritas.