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NV Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .7%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7
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NV Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .7%
Bright straw green color. Aromas and flavors of peach muesli in cream and cashew brittle with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a compelling, medium-length spiced nectarine and praline finish with no oak. A solid pinot sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: peach muesli in cream and cashew brittle
Taste Flavor: spiced nectarine and praline
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Salmon Burger, Fried Smelts, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid pinot sipper.

The Producer or Importer or Marketer

The Wine Group

The Producer or  Importer or  Marketer
4596 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
USA
1 925-456-2500

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87 AVA Grace 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $8.99.
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84 AVA Grace 2016 Rosé, California 13% (USA) $11.99.
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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.