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Peller Estates

Peller Estates
2021 Family Reserve, Pinot Grigio, Niagara Peninsula VQA

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 0.90%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
Best Buy
'2022 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $10 and Under'

Peller Estates
2021 Family Reserve, Pinot Grigio, Niagara Peninsula VQA

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 0.90%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of white peach, unripe pear, and lemon and white flowers with a supple, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish evoking nuances of green apple, white tea, and apricot. An easy drinking Pinot Grigio that will make everyone happy; would make a great wine for larger events.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: white peach, unripe pear, and lemon and white flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of green apple, white tea, and apricot
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy drinking Pinot Grigio that will make everyone happy; would make a great wine for larger events.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

Their Portfolio

93 Ama Bene NV Pinot Grigio, Italy 12% (Italy) $11.00.
94 Ama Bene NV Sangiovese, Puglia IGT 13% (Italy) $11.00.
92 Avenue 2022 Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% (France) $13.00.
88 Avenue 2022 Syrah Grenache Red Blend 14.5% (France) $13.00.
87 Good Natured 2020 Crisp, Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $10.00.
BR Good Natured 2020 Fresh White Blend, Vidal Blanc, Ontario 12% (Canada) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Good Natured 2020 Merlot Gamay Noir, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $10.00.
87 Good Natured 2020 Fresh White Blend, Ontario 12% (Canada) $10.00.
94 Good Natured 2020 Balanced Red Blend, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $10.00.
89 Good Natured 2020 Cabernet Merlot Red Blend, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $10.00.
91 Good Natured 2021 Rosé, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $10.00.
90 Good Natured 2021 Balanced Red Blend, British Columbia 14.5% (Canada) $11.00.
BR Good Natured 2021 Merlot + Petit Verdot Red Blend, Okanagan Valley 14.4% (Canada) $11.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Good Natured 2021 Crisp, Chardonnay, Ontario 13% (Canada) $10.00.
88 Good Natured 2021 Merlot Gamay Noir Red Blend, Ontario 13% (Canada) $10.00.
93 Natural Selection NV Dangerously Good, Chardonnay, Australia 12.5% (Australia) $9.00.
87 Natural Selection NV Dangerously Good, Shiraz, Australia 13% (Australia) $9.00.
87 Neon Coast 2022 Chardonnay, California 13% (USA) $13.00.
86 Neon Coast 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13% (USA) $13.00.
87 No Boats on Sunday NS Cider 5.3% (Canada) $3.00.
89 No Boats On Sunday Ontario Hopped Cider 5% (Canada) $3.00.
87 No Boats On Sunday BC Original Cider 5% (Canada) $10.00.
87 No Boats On Sunday NS Cider 5.3% (Canada) $3.00.
87 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve, Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11% (Canada) $15.00.
89 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.5% (Canada) $10.00.
86 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Winemaker’s White Blend, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $10.00.
87 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve, Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $9.00.
BR Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Rosé, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.5% (Canada) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Rosé Light, Niagara Peninsula VQA 9% (Canada) $11.00.
85 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13.5% (Canada) $10.00.
86 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve, Baco Noir, Ontario 12.5% (Canada) $10.00.
95 Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.4% (Canada) $10.00.
94 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $10.00.
95 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve, Merlot, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13.5% (Canada) $10.00.
86 Peller Estates 2020 Family Reserve Winemaker’s Red Blend, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $10.00.
92 Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve, Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11% (Canada) $14.00.
87 Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve, Pinot Grigio, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.5% (Canada) $9.00.
87 Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve, Chardonnay, Ontario 13% (Canada) $9.00.
94 Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Rosé, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $9.00.
92 Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Double Noir Red Blend, Ontario 12.4% (Canada) $9.00.
87 Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Rosé Bubbles, Ontario 12.5% (Canada) $11.00.
87 Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot, Ontario 13% (Canada) $9.00.
92 Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ontario 13% (Canada) $9.00.
92 Peller Estates NV Signature Series Ice Cuvee Classic, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $26.00.
93 Peller Estates NV Ice Cuvee Rose, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $27.00.
86 Peller Estates 2021 Family Reserve Rosé Bubbles, Ontario 12.5% (Canada) $11.00.
93 Peller Estates 2022 Family Reserve, Pinot Grigio, Ontario 12% (Canada) $10.00.
86 Peller Estates 2022 Family Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.5% (Canada) $10.00.
87 Peller Estates 2022 Family Reserve, Chardonnay, Ontario 13% (Canada) $10.00.
87 Peller Estates 2022 Family Reserve Rosé Bubbles, Ontario 12% (Canada) $10.00.
88 Peller Estates 2022 Family Reserve Secco Bubbles, Ontario 12% (Canada) $10.00.
89 Small Mercy NV Upbeat White Blend, Ontario 11.5% (Canada) $8.00.
BR Small Mercy NV Easy Going Red Blend, Ontario 12% (Canada) $8.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Thirty Bench 2022 Winemakers Blend, Riesling, Beamsville Bench 10.6% (Canada) $16.00.
89 Thirty Bench 2021 Winemaker’s Blend Rosé, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.1% (Canada) $18.00.
87 Thirty Bench 2020 Winemaker’s Blend, Cabernet Franc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13.7% (Canada) $19.00.
87 Trius 2020 Pinot Grigio, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $12.00.
89 Trius 2020 Rosé, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $14.00.
85 Trius 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.8% (Canada) $12.00.
87 Trius 2020 Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11.2% (Canada) $11.00.
88 Trius 2020 Late Autumn Off Dry, Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11% (Canada) $12.00.
85 Trius 2020 Cabernet Franc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13.5% (Canada) $13.00.
87 Trius NV Brut Methode Tradiotionnelle, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $22.00.
88 Trius NV Brut Rosé Methode Traditionelle, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $22.00.
88 Trius 2022 Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11% (Canada) $13.00.
89 Trius 2022 Late Autumn Off Dry, Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11% (Canada) $13.00.
92 Trius 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.5% (Canada) $13.00.
90 Trius 2022 Rosé, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $14.00.
93 Trius 2021 Cabernet Franc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $13.00.
87 Vivo 2021 Especial, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley 13.5% (Chile) $13.00.
88 Vivo NV Reserva Blend No.23, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 13% (Chile) $12.00.
86 Vivo NV Reserva Blend No.11, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 13% (Chile) $12.00.
88 Vivo NV Reserva Blend No.19, Malbec, Argentina 12.5% (Argentina) $12.00.
BR Vivo NV Reserva Blend No.47, Pinot Grigio, Argentina 12.5% (Argentina) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Wayne Gretzky Premium Rye Lager, Ontario 5% (Canada)
87 Wayne Gretzky Pale Ale, Ontario 5% (Canada)
86 Wayne Gretzky Session Ale 4% (Canada)
94 Wayne Gretzky Hazy IPA 6% (Canada)
89 Wayne Gretzky Hazy Pilsner 4.7% (Canada)
89 Wayne Gretzky Premium Rye Lager, British Columbia 5% (Canada)
92 Wayne Gretzky Pale Ale, British Columbia 5% (Canada)
86 Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99, Pinot Grigio, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $11.00.
89 Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99 , Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11% (Canada) $11.00.
86 Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $13.00.
BR Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99 , Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $11.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99, Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99 Cabernet Merlot, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $12.00.
88 Wayne Gretzky 2020 No.99 Baco Noir, Ontario 12.5% (Canada) $12.00.
86 Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series, Pinot Grigio, Ontario 12% (Canada) $12.00.
87 Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series Fresh & Crisp White Blend, Ontario 11.5% (Canada) $11.00.
87 Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series, Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11.1% (Canada) $12.00.
BR Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series, Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
95 Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series Rosé, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12% (Canada) $13.00.
93 Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series, Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.5% (Canada) $12.00.
91 Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series Cabernet Merlot Red Blend, Ontario 13% (Canada) $12.00.
88 Wayne Gretzky 2022 Founders Series, Pinot Grigio, Okanagan Valley 12.8% (Canada) $13.00.
87 Wayne Gretzky 2020 Whisky Oak Aged Red Blend, British Columbia 14.2% (Canada) $16.00.
88 Wayne Gretzky 2022 Founders Series, Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley 13.6% (Canada) $13.00.
85 Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series, Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula VQA 13% (Canada) $12.00.
92 Wayne Gretzky 2022 Founders Series, Sauvignon Blanc, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.5% (Canada) $12.00.
88 Wayne Gretzky 2021 Founders Series, Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA 11.1% (Canada) $12.00.
92 Wayne Gretzky 2022 Founders Series, Baco Noir, Ontario 12.5% (Canada) $11.00.
87 Wayne Gretzky 2021 Signature Series, Chardonnay, Niagara Peninsula VQA 12.9% (Canada) $21.00.
88 Wayne Gretzky 2021 Signature Series, Cabernet Sauvignon, Niagara-On-The-Lake 12.7% (Canada) $23.00.

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.