Full Review

Blue Bin

Blue Bin
2022 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .35%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
Best Buy

Blue Bin
2022 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .35%
Light yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey comb, dried apricot, bruised yellow apple, and lemongrass with a velvety, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, stimulating, breezy finish with notes of yellow apple, beeswax, canned pineapple, and wet stone. A solid, fruit forward, everyday drinking example of Pinot Grigio; lovely for a Tuesday at home or BTG at a restaurant.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: honey comb, dried apricot, bruised yellow apple, and lemongrass
Taste Flavor: yellow apple, beeswax, canned pineapple, and wet stone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid, fruit forward, everyday drinking example of Pinot Grigio; lovely for a Tuesday at home or BTG at a restaurant.

The Producer

Ron Rubin Winery

The Producer

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.