Full Review

Estancia

Estancia
2017 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .07%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.99

Estancia
2017 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .07%
Straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of sliced pears, applesauce, green mango, green papaya salad, and fondant with a soft, bright, dryish light body and a graceful, fast finish with no oak flavor. An easy-drinking white that will pair with most anything.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: sliced pears, applesauce, green mango, green papaya salad, and fondant
Taste Flavor: sliced pears, applesauce, green mango, green papaya salad, and fondant
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken Pizza, Pork Bánh Mì, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking white that will pair with most anything.

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.