Full Review
Cedar Mountain

Cedar Mountain
2016 Del Arroyo Vineyard, Pinot Grigio, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18.00
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Cedar Mountain
2016 Del Arroyo Vineyard, Pinot Grigio, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Light pale khaki orange color. Elegant, citrusy, minerally aromas and flavors of orange blossom, soft peaches with roasted pistachio, himalayan salt, and dried spiced lemon with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a tingling, subtle, medium-long dried apricot, pink peppercorn, and lilly blossom water finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins. An elegant, soft spoken citrusy wine with memorable finish.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: orange blossom, soft peaches with roasted pistachio, Himalayan salt, and dried spiced lemon
Taste Flavor: dried apricot, pink peppercorn, and lilly blossom water
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, soft spoken citrusy wine with memorable finish.
The Producer

Cedar Mountain Winery

The Producer
10843 Reuss Rd
Livermore, CA 94550
USA
1 925-373-6636
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.