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Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
2017 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7.99
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Kirkland Signature
2017 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Pale silvery straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of ripe peaches and apples, lilacs, and rubber band with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, breezy finish revealing notes of quince and pear salad and creamy nougat with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A rock solid sipper for a warm summer day.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: ripe peaches and apples, lilacs, and rubber band
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of quince and pear salad and creamy nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Egg Salad Sandwich, Fried Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid sipper for a warm summer day.

The Importer

Misa Imports

The Importer
1502 Viceroy Drive
Dallas, TX 75235
USA
1 972-235-3834

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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.