What it says on the back of the bottle:
A crisp, dry wine from northern Italy, it is fresh and fruity with a flowery bouquet. A perfect accompaniment to light dishes or by itself, as an excellent aperitif.
This wine was a clear, moderately yellow color in the glass. The nose was subtle and has hints of a floral aroma and a slightly sweet smell. The wine was served at ~ 48 degrees, making it refreshing on a rather hot, humid day. My first impressions were that the wine was a little tart and I tasted a bit of candy corn flavor. I didn’t notice the honey flavor that I usually taste in Pinot Grigio. Instead, I felt the alcohol in the wine was a bit overpowering. The finish was smooth and the flavor did linger in my mouth, but it wasn’t a flavor that I really wanted to linger.
Rating: I didn’t like it.
Why: the alcohol taste was a bit too much for me.
Will you finish the bottle: Yes.
Best way to describe this wine to a non wine drinker: It’s like that awkward moment after you made a risky, off-color joke that misses…
Varietal: Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
Bought from: Jewel-Osco
Price: 13.99 (11.99 with Ibotta rebate)
Paired with: Cheeseburger with Monterey Jack cheese
Wife’s rating: I didn’t like it – I wouldn’t pick it again, but it’s not horrible.
Had any good (or bad) Pinot Grigios to suggest? Feel free to leave a comment.