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Wines Til’ Friday

Wines Til’ Friday
2020 Pinot Grigio, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 2.00%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8

Wines Til’ Friday
2020 Pinot Grigio, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Grigio

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 2.00%
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of cassis leaf, spritz of lemon juice in mineral water, brioche, and parker house rolls with a satiny, dry medium body and a medium finish with notes of green tea with clover honey and lemon, cherry, and lime powder. Crisp, light, and refreshing, consider this after a bike ride instead of a Radler.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: cassis leaf, spritz of lemon juice in mineral water, brioche, and parker house rolls
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of green tea with clover honey and lemon, cherry, and lime powder
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Crisp, light, and refreshing, consider this after a bike ride instead of a Radler.

The Producer

Precept Wine

The Producer
1910 Fairview Ave East, Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-267-5252

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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.