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89 • Mazza Vineyards 2012 Pinot Grigio, Pennsylvania $13.95. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color with a pale brass cast. Aromas of nut brittle, honeyed melon rind, and peach pit with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy, nectarine and Meyer lemon accented finish. A bright, well-balanced sipper or table wine. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
88 • PDX 2012 Pinot Grigio, Pennsylvania $17.99.
Bold aromas of melted honeycomb, char-grilled stone and citrus fruits, and gherkin with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy blood orange, nectarine skin, and straw accented finish. Really richly smoky and exotic; pair this with Creole blackened fish. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
87 • Arrow Creek 2012 Pinot Grigio, California $17.99.
Star bright straw robe with a gray cast. Peach and nougat aromas with a light creamy back note. Grilled peach calypso flavors are enticing with just a bit of warmth and spice in the finish. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
86 • Cedar Creek 2012 Pinot Grigio, American $10. Best Buy.
Pale silver straw color with a pale brass cast. Aromas of wildflowers, lemon, and peach jam with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a tart lemon and peach skin finish. Refreshing. (tasted on Apr-08-2013)
85 • Turning Leaf 2011 Pinot Grigio, California $8.
Very pale robe with a light silvery gray cast. Ripe nectarine and a bit of earth. Simple easy drink with lighter flavors and a grippy finish. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
85 • Echelon 2011 Pinot Grigio, California $12.99.
Deep straw with a light pink gray cast. Peaches and lime yogurt with a light underlayment of earth. Easy entry and mid-palate with a taut finish. Pleasant with nice table friendly acidity. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
85 • The Naked Grape NV Pinot Grigio, California $7.99.
Light shy earthy scents reminiscent of tree bark dominate the nose. Retronasal scents are closer to peach cobbler. Easy flavors come off as a bit dilute. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
85 • flipflop 2012 Pinot Grigio, California $5.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw with a light gray cast. Soft lemony pie aromas and with swirling stone fruits on the palate. Nutty finish with refreshing acidity. A nice everyday pint grigio. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
85 • Mazza Chautauqua Cellars 2011 Pinot Grigio, Finger Lakes $13.95.
Pale golden straw color with a faint brassy cast. Lightly yeasty aromas suggest lime powder, pepper dust, Brazil nuts, and nectarine pit with a sofr, dryish light body and a melon and coconut water accented finish. A sturdy table wine. (tasted on Apr-13-2013)
84 • Barefoot NV Pinot Grigio, California $6.99. Best Buy.
Very pale robe, scents of green twigs lead. Light stone fruit scents more akin to peach pits dominate the nose. Light simple peachy flavors fall off rather quickly. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
83 • Arrow Creek 2011 Pinot Grigio, California $17.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale straw with a beige cast. Greek yogurt and honeyed nectarines are the dominant aromas and flavors. Later grassy mineral and citrus note emerge. Flavors are light with a grippy fruit tannin finish. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)