Full Review

Frey

Frey
2020 Organic, Pinot Grigio, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15

Frey
2020 Organic, Pinot Grigio, Mendocino County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
Brilliant emerald straw color. Sulfurous, fruity aromas and flavors of soufflé, peach skin, almond, and teriyaki with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a snappy finish with notes of lemon nectarine yogurt, caramel green apple, and nougat with fruit, fine tannins. A nice fruity quaffer with a bit of caramel and smoke.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: soufflé, peach skin, almond, and teriyaki
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lemon nectarine yogurt, caramel green apple, and nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peel 'N Eat Shrimp, Fried Calamari, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice fruity quaffer with a bit of caramel and smoke.

The Producer

Frey Vineyards Ltd.

The Producer
14000 Tomki Rd
Redwood Valley, CA 95470
USA
1 707-485-5177

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.