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Skinnygirl

Skinnygirl
2012 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
$11.99

Skinnygirl
2012 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
Golden silver color. Aromas of citrus, pear sauce, and nougat with a tangy light body and a melon and vanilla yogurt accented finish.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: citrus, pear sauce, and nougat citrus, pear sauce, and nougat with a tangy light body and a melon and vanilla yogurt accented finish
Taste Flavor: a tangy light body and a melon and vanilla yogurt accented finish
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended
The Producer or Importer

Beam Suntory Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
USA
1 847-948-8888
Pinot Grigio
Wine Glass White.jpg
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.
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