Full Review

Milbrandt Vineyards

Milbrandt Vineyards
2019 Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Milbrandt Vineyards
2019 Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of finger lime, hints of caramel, white flowers, and banana soufflé with honey with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a silky, captivating, medium-length finish revealing overtones of white peach and tangerine with no oak flavor. A serious Pinot Grigio that’s pleasingly fruity with a bright, persistent finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: finger lime, hints of caramel, white flowers, and banana soufflé with honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of white peach and tangerine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A serious Pinot Grigio that's pleasingly fruity with a bright persistent finish.

The Producer

Milbrandt Vineyards

The Producer
508 Cabernet Ct
Prosser, WA 99350
USA
1 509-788-0030

Their Portfolio

91 Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Rosé, Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $12.99.
90 Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Family Grown, Pinot Grigio, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $12.99.
87 Milbrandt Vineyards 2017 Family Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
85 Milbrandt Vineyards 2017 Family Grown, Merlot, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
87 Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Family Grown, Chardonnay, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
91 Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Evergreen Vineyard Family Grown, Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley 11.5% (USA) $12.99.
BR Milbrandt Vineyards 2019 Rosé, Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Milbrandt Vineyards 2017 The Estates, Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope 14.5% (USA) $.00.
89 Milbrandt Vineyards 2019 Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 The Estates, Chardonnay, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
92 Milbrandt Vineyards 2017 The Estates, Merlot, Wahluke Slope 14.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Milbrandt Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope 14.5% (USA) $.00.
92 Ryan Patrick 2017 Elephant Mountain Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley 14.5% (USA) $.00.
89 Ryan Patrick 2016 Rock Island, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $.00.
86 Ryan Patrick 2018 Rock Island, Chardonnay, Columbia Valley 13.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Ryan Patrick 2019 Rosé, Columbia Valley 11% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal

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.