Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Region: California – Anderson Valley – USA
Fruity with bright orange and melon aromas. Â Light, lemon and green apples on the palate end in a refreshing acid finish. Â Pairs with salads, melon, cheeses, seafood, or by itself.
Recommendations: I’m very hit or miss on Pinot Grigio, preferring Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc for my white wine selections, but I did find this Pinot Grigio to be quite enjoyable. Â Purchased by my parents during our trip to California several weeks before and sent home with me, this bottle had been chilling in my refrigeratorÂ for a few days while I tried to select something to pair it with.
A meal of salmon and and roasted red potatoes was what my wife and I paired this white with, and it was a great compliment to the seafood and the well seasoned potatoes, the melon and apple flavors, along with the acid finish, cutting through the richness of the salmon.
While I still prefer my Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, I can say that I enjoyed this Pinot Grigio and would recommend it to anybody in the market for a quality one at a good price.