Full Review

Sand Point Family Vineyards

Sand Point Family Vineyards
2019 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Certified Sustainable
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12

Sand Point Family Vineyards
2019 Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of lemon lime confection, struck match, water chestnuts, and thyme with a supple, tangy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length sour orange finish with no oak flavor. A fruity everyday quaffer to serve with a good chill.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: lemon lime confection, struck match, water chestnuts, and thyme
Taste Flavor: sour orange
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity everyday quaffer to serve with a good chill.

The Producer

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards

The Producer
1525 E Jahant Rd
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-334-9780

Their Portfolio

87 Caricature 2017 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 Caricature 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR Caricature 2018 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Caricature 2018 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
89 Ivory & Burt 2017 Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 Ivory & Burt 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
93 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2016 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 One Hundred Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Jahant, Lodi 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate Rosé, Sangiovese, Lodi 12% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, White Moscato, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 14% (USA) $20.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $15.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Diablo Single Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Railroad Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Thirty Eight Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.2% (USA) $32.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Redtail Single Vineyard, Nero d’Avola, Jahant 14% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 River Ranch Rosé, Aglianico, Lodi 13% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2017 Midnight Reserve, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $40.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2017 Merlot, Clarksburg 14% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Chardonnay, California 14% (USA) $12.00.

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.