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Cedar Creek Winery

Cedar Creek Winery
2016 Semi-dry, Pinot Grigio, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: .9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$10.50
Best Buy

Cedar Creek Winery
2016 Semi-dry, Pinot Grigio, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: .9%
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe peach, creamy custard, and nougat with a silky, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, long yellow apple and pear and hint of spiced melon finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A deliciously pure and appetizing Pinot Grigio.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe peach, creamy custard, and nougat
Taste Flavor: yellow apple and pear and hint of spiced melon
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Salad Sandwich, Ratatouille, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A deliciously pure and appetizing pinot grigio.

The Producer

Cedar Creek Winery

The Producer
N70W6340 Bridge Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
USA
1 262-377-8020

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.