Full Review

Estancia

Estancia
2015 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: .298%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11.99
Best Buy

Estancia
2015 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: .298%
Pale straw color. Nutty, toasty aromas and flavors of praline, baked peaches and apples, lemon curd on toast, and pressed flowers in a book with a supple, bright, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of reduced orange and lemon and linen with no oak flavor. A rock solid pinot grigio with good varietal character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: praline, baked peaches and apples, lemon curd on toast, and pressed flowers in a book
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of reduced orange and lemon and linen
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Acorn Squash Soup, Chicken Satay, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid pinot grigio with good varietal character.

The Producer

Estancia Winery

The Producer
1255 Battery St. Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 415-608-5950

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.