Oregon's pinot noirs certainly deserve their lofty reputation, but some gorgeous white wines are being made there as well. The 2011 Foris Rogue Valley Dry Gewűrztraminer ($14.50) is by turns rich and firm, the lovely interplay dancing through the midpalate until a deftly balanced finish, with tropical fruit and spice notes throughout. All manner of Asian foods will cozy right up to this beauty, and it would make a splendid accompaniment to Easter (or non-Easter) ham. It's also great as an aperitif or with a soft-cheese appetizer.

Available at Sorella, Kowalski's (all locations), Lowry Hill and Cork & Cask (St. Cloud).

Bill Ward