Pinot Gris is a light-skinned grape that is thought to be a mutation of Pinot Noir. We tasted several examples of Pinot Gris from Michigan but the one we judged to be the best was the 2019 Shady Lane Cellars Pinot Gris. This wine won a gold medal at the 2021 Judgement of Michigan. It is a light yellow-green metallic color in the glass with light body and crisp, bright acidity. On the palate is green apple, melon, and wonderful minerality, with a smooth finish. Drink this wine reading a book on your veranda or while chatting with friends. Pair it with shrimp scampi and garlic bread. If you like a California Sauvignon Blanc you’ll like this wine.