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Pinot Grigio

Australia, Pinot Grigio, Jacobs Creek, Two Lands, South Australia, 2014

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N/ Rainwater, hay, pear, honeysuckle, green apple and river rocks. Clean and inviting. T/ Light to medium mouth feel. She starts with melon flavors accompanied by light pear and apple notes. Her acid presence is nice, but I’d like just a bit more. Minerals are good and long lasting finish. All in all a freshing, […]

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USA, White Blend, Little Black Dress, “Divalicious White,” Mendocino, California, 2011

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White blend of: 65% Pinot Grigio, 18% Muscat, 8% Chardonnay, 4% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% White Riesling, and 2% Viognier. N/ Sweet, steamed hay. White rose petals, honeysuckle, and thin wafts of petrol. Chamomile. T/ Medium-full mouth feel. She begins with soft pink grapefruit blast, a medium thick coating of glycerol, and flavors of steeped hay. While […]

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(Winery & Vineyard Visits), Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA

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Castello di Amorosa crafts some great wines, as I’ve reviewed in the past.  So when I was planning my most recent Napa and Sonoma tour, Castello was high on my hit list of places to visit. I also had another motivation to see the castle, as I wanted to finally meet, in person, my friend […]

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Australia, Pinot Grigio, Fish Eye Winery, South Eastern Australia, 2011

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N/ Rounded acid wafts, clean grasses, crisp pineapple, and low to medium yellow fruits. T/ Standard Pinot Grigio but for the price point, quite an impressive balance – nice acids and fruits. Surely a fantastic party wine choice – great for your guests and your wallet! http://www.fisheyewines.com/ Winemaker = Steve Roden Price = $7 Rating […]

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USA, Pinot Grigio, The Birdman, Big House Wines, California, 2010

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N/ Quite fruity and stone drenched. On some wafts, slightly reminiscent of a Riesling actually. Mossy, wet, river rocks. Steeped hay. Comparatively complex nose vs. most $10ish California Pinot Grigio. T/ Full mouthfeel. Heavy weight for the varietal. Coating honeysuckle. Low acid. Round, soft finish, with just enough minerality to trigger happy sipping. Needs more […]

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USA, Pinot Grigio, Cupcake Vineyards, DOC Trentino, Italy, 2010

N/ Honeysuckle. Crisp hay. Soft grasses. Soft, river rock aromas. Citrus. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Ripe cantaloupe and white pear. Medium-high acid pop. Solid mineral backbone. Soft, fruit full finish. http://www.cupcakevineyard.com Winemaker = Adam Richardson Price =$14 Great Q2PR again from the Cupcakers! Very Good. 87 / 88 This wine was a media sample kindly provided […]

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USA, Pinot Grigio, Castello di Amorosa, Mendocino, 2010

N/ Soft grasses and hay. Warm river rock / granite wafts. Melon. Sweetened dough. Toasted almonds. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Medium crisp spring water with stewed fresh blonde hay,  lime zest and melon flavors. Nice acid pop. Clean. Extended river rock and acid closer. http://www.castellodiamorosa.com/ Winemaker = Brooks Painter Price = $20 Very Good+. 89 This […]

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USA, Pinot Grigio, Flip Flop, Underdog Wine Merchants, California, 2010

Note: these are truly “feel good wines” because “for every bottle of flipflop wine purchased, Soles4Souls will distribute a pair of shoes to someone in need”. I love the handy little visual guide on each bottle. N/ Hay. Bright yellow fruits. Crushed rocks. Wet cement. Light saltiness. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Dripping. Round, yellow fruits. Dry […]

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USA, White Blend (Pinot Grigio dominated), Mondavi, Woodbridge, Lodi, 2010

White blend of: 76% Pinot Grigio, 21% “aromatic white varieties”, and 3% Sauvignon Blanc. N/ Simple and fairly flat, but with nice touches of: grapefruit, lime zest, river stones, green grasses, and light burlap. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel.  Tart, refreshing acid pop hits first, and then leads to light, crisp citrus notes. Ending is […]

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USA, Pinot Grigio, Luna, 2008

White blend of 95% Pinot Grigio and 5% Chardonnay. N/ Stewed hay. Spring water. Taffy. Grass. River stones. Light pear. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Quite dry. Medium-high acid. Very round and gulpable. Medium intensity citrus and yellow fruits. Retail = $18 Very Good+. 89 This bottle was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.

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