This month’s Value Wine No. 2 is yet another delicious wine from Oregon, this time a lovely Pinot Gris from the Willamette Valley: the 2012 Apolloni L Cuvee Pinot Gris.  If you are a fan of Italian Pinot Grigio, you should give this domestic cousin a try.  The flavor profile of the 2012 Apolloni Pinot Gris has a crisp citrus feel, with tastes of lemon, orange peel and pear.  A unique vanilla quality also gives interest to this alternative white.  This Apolloni offering would pair beautifully with a seafood salad or a lightly grilled white fish such as orange roughy.  The most recent edition of Wine Enthusiast awarded the Apolloni L Cuvee a solid 90 rating, and named it an “Editor’s Choice” for the month. While the prospects of fall’s cool nights are in the future, for the present I highly recommend this affordable Pinot Gris, which retails for $19.