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Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi
2017 Pinot Grigio, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Sustainable Farming
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21

Jacuzzi
2017 Pinot Grigio, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Light gold color. Aromas of marzipan and flint with a silky, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and an even, engaging, medium-length melon, honeycomb on toast, nectarine, and Meyer lemon finish. An interesting, mineral-forward white wine that will make a distinctive pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Old World & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: marzipan and flint
Taste Flavor: melon, honeycomb on toast, nectarine, and Meyer lemon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Schnitzel, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting, mineral-forward white wine that will make a distinctive pairings.

The Producer

Cline Cellars

The Producer
24737 Arnold Dr
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-940-4030

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.