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Sutter Home

Sutter Home
NV Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.0% RS: 1.4%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$7
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Sutter Home
NV Pinot Grigio, California

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.0% RS: 1.4%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of honeycrisp apple, melon balls, baked peaches, and passionfruit and jasmine with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish with accents of apple sauce, hint of creamed honey, and mandarin orange. A fruity, crowd pleasing Pinot Grigio that goes down easy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: honeycrisp apple, melon balls, baked peaches, and passionfruit and jasmine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of apple sauce, hint of creamed honey, and mandarin orange
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Crab Cakes, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, crowd pleasing Pinot Grigio that goes down easy.

The Producer or Importer

Trinchero Family Estates

The Producer or  Importer
100 St. Helena Hwy South
St. Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 800-967-4663

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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.