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St. Clair Winery

St. Clair Winery
2014 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.00
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St. Clair Winery
2014 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Brilliant white gold color. Mild, creamy, fruity aromas and flavors of peach yogurt and nougat with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length yellow apple, honeydew, delicate spiced nuts, and earth finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious and precisely balanced pinot grigio pleaser.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity & juicy & smooth
Aroma Aroma: peach yogurt and nougat
Taste Flavor: yellow apple, honeydew, delicate spiced nuts, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Seared Scallops, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and precisely balanced pinot grigio pleaser.
The Producer

Southwest Wines

The Producer
1325 Debaca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324
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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