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Jacob’s Creek

Jacob’s Creek
2015 Two Lands, Pinot Grigio, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.8% RS: .4%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.99
Best Buy

Jacob’s Creek
2015 Two Lands, Pinot Grigio, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.8% RS: .4%
Brilliant pale white gold color. Tropical aromas and flavors of exotic citrus, bubblegum, and vanilla pudding with a soft, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-length melon, green apple, and minerals finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A refreshing, nicely layered pinot grigio.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity & juicy & smooth
Aroma Aroma: exotic citrus, bubblegum, and vanilla pudding
Taste Flavor: melon, green apple, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Shrimp Salad, Cobb Salad, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing, nicely layered pinot grigio.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

The Producer or  Importer
250 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10177
USA
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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.