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Auburn Road

Auburn Road
2017 Pinot Grigio, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .04%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Auburn Road
2017 Pinot Grigio, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .04%
Silver color. Creamy, fruity aromas of sliced citrus, pears, pineapples in cream, egg bagel, and vanilla taffy with a silky, bright, fruity light body and a graceful, breezy sweet marinade finish with no oak. A light but flavorful Pinot Grigio for everyday enjoyment.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: sliced citrus, pears, pineapples in cream, egg bagel, and vanilla taffy
Taste Flavor: sweet marinade
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Artichoke Fritters, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light but flavorful Pinot Grigio for everyday enjoyment.

The Producer

Auburn Road Vineyards

The Producer
117 Sharptown-Auburn Rd
Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
USA
1 856-769-9463

Their Portfolio

82 Auburn Road 2007 Classico, Outer Coastal Plain (USA) $60.00.
85 Auburn Road 2013 Classico, Outer Coastal Plain 13.5% (USA) $20.00.
86 Auburn Road 2014 Gaia, Outer Coastal Plain 12.6% (USA) $23.00.
86 Auburn Road 2013 Eidolon "Coeur d’Est", Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $23.00.
91 Auburn Road NV American Red "Winemaker’s Blend" 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
88 Auburn Road 2014 Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
90 Auburn Road 2015 Gaia, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $23.00.
84 Auburn Road 2016 The White Bottle, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 14% (USA) $18.00.
90 Auburn Road 2014 Eidolon Coeur d’Est, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $20.00.
87 Auburn Road 2016 Dry Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 13.6% (USA) $18.00.
90 Auburn Road 2015 Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $.00.
86 Auburn Road 2017 Pinot Grigio, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $16.00.
89 Auburn Road 2017 Solé, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.6% (USA) $14.00.
88 Auburn Road 2017 Dry Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $18.00.
86 Auburn Road 2017 Rosalita Off-Dry Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 13.5% (USA) $13.00.
80 Auburn Road 2016 The White Bottle, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 14% (USA) $18.00.
88 Auburn Road 2016 Good Karma Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
91 Auburn Road 2015 Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $15.00.
90 Auburn Road 2015 Gaia Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $19.00.
87 Auburn Road 2014 Classico Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $16.00.
86 Auburn Road 2014 Eidolon Coeur d’Est, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $19.00.
86 Auburn Road NV Apple Wine, New Jersey 12.7% (USA) $13.00.
88 Auburn Road NV Give Peach A Chance Peach Wine, New Jersey 12.6% (USA) $12.00.
90 The White Bottle 2015 Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $20.00.

Pinot Grigio

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Grigio – aka Pinot Gris – has become one of Italy’s most popular white wines in America. Popular to the point of Indian, Greek and even Spanish restaurants offering at least one version on their wine list.

Truth be told, while Pinot Grigio in Italy can be an excellent wine – though hardly great – the typical version has little to offer save for some faint aromas of apple, pear and dried flowers. As Pinot Grigio has become a commodity, there are now hundreds, perhaps thousands of producers across Italy (and even some in America) that produce a simple, uncomplicated version that has little complexity or weight on the palate- the ultimate summer sipper.

However, producers in cool climates such as Friuli, Alto Adige and Valle d’Aosta (where it is usually referred to as Pinot Gris) do make excellent version, generally from high elevation vineyards that have twenty or more years of age. These wines have plenty of spice as well as richness and offer impressive complexity. Pair these finer examples with vegetable or seafood risotto, lighter poultry or pork medallions.