2020 Pátzay Tégladomb, Hungary, Balaton, Badacsonyi, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$8.00USD

This is a very nice, light Pinot Gris from Hungary.  Pale green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has lemons and slight minerality.  Light bodied.  On the palate, the lemon comes thru with some green apples especially on the finish.  This drinks well on its own and will work with lighter foods.  It worked well with Tomato & Basil Soup at Callas Cafe in Budapest.  Drink over the next year or two.  

2020 Vento Di Mare Pinot Grigio Terre Siciliane, Italy, Sicily, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$13.00USD

This is a nice Pinot Grigio made from organically grown grapes.  Pale golden in color with some green hues, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with citrus, slight apple and a bit of smokiness.  Light to medium bodied.  On the palate, this is refreshing.  Nice lemons, slight orange and a bit of apples with just a hint of roasted herbs.  Nice finish.   This drinks well on its own and will work well with lighter foods.  A nice match would be grilled fish.  Drink over the next few years.  Well priced!

2020 Azienda Agricola Corvezzo Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Organic & Vegan, Italy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$13.00USD

This comes in an attractively shaped stout clear bottle with a greenish hue.  The wine is light straw, clear and bright.  The nose is deep with peaches, floral notes, and slight tropical fruits.  Medum bodied.  On the palate, this has a nice acidity.  More about minerality but peach comes thru on the finish.  This drinks well on its own but will work better with food.  It should drink well for the next few years.  A nice wine with sea food but this will work well with pasta, too. This is a great value in Pinot Grigio!  12% a.b.v.

2019 Cramele Recaş Pinot Grigio Dreambird, Romania, Colinele, Dobrogei, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$9.00USD

This is a varietally correct, solid Pinot Grigio, that easily could have been from Italy.   Silver in color with copper hues, clear and bright.  The nose has minerals with a touch of cantaloupe.  Viscous with ever so slight residual sugar.  Very refreshing.  On the palate, lots of minerals with yellow grapefruit and lemon.  Long finish.  This is a great value if you are able to find this at retail.  Drink over the next year.  Nice on its own and will work with lighter foods.   

2018 Emile Beyer Pinot Gris Tradition. France, Alsace, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

Another producer I have not had before (I need to get out more again).  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  None of the pinkish hues normally associated with Pinot Gris.  The nose is interesting with fresh kumquat (yes, you read that right) and a slight waxy/fleshy note.  On the palate, this is slightly viscous.  Notes of oranges with decent acidity.  It finishes with a touch of sweetness.  This is pleasant and easy to drink although it doesn't come off as a typical Pinot Gris.  Drink over the next few years.  It drinks great on its own and will work with lighter foods.  A nice wine f

2019 Guinigi Pinot Grigio, Italy, Veneto, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$14.00USD

This is a nice, well priced, Pinot Grigio from northeast Italy.  Silvery/green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has limes, seltzer and a floral (white?) note.  There is also an underlying minerality.  On the palate, this is crisp.  The limes carry thru as does the underlying minerality.  Easy drinking on its own.  This will work with lighter foods such as salads or sushi.  Drink over the next year or two.  

2019 Barone Montalto Pinot Grigio Collezione di Famiglia, Italy, Terre Siciliane (Sicily) IGT, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

This is a lovely Pinot Grigio from Sicily.  It comes in a tinted green clear bottles, but the wine is silvery copper/gold in color.  On the nose there is a nice steeliness to it along with some limes.  With air, a bit of chalk emerges.  Nice acidity with a slightly oily texture.  On the palate, this is dry.  Notes of lemons and wintergreen.  Slight tannins.  The finish has sour lemon candy.  This is a big wine with some warmth to it.  Very refreshing on its own but worked better with a Watermelon, Feta and Mint salad.  This should be consumed in the next two or three years but the sooner th

2018 Castelfeder Pinot Grigio Pertico, Italy, Trentino, Vigneti Delle Dolomiti, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$11.00USD

Silvery gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has chalk and slight peach note.  On the palate, this is oily which is good.  Plenty of minerals with some bitters.  Also a slight peach note.  Good acidity.  Long finish. This is a basic wine that provides great value.  It should be drunk in the first year or so to enjoy it's freshness.  It will go well with salads, seafood and lighter foods.  

2017 Bieler Family Pinot Grigio Daisy, USA, Washington, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
85
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

This is an inexpensive Pinot Grigio from Washington state.  It costs about $10 which is fair.  Light white gold/copper in color.  The nose is light but mostly minerals.  Easy drinking although it finishes bitter.  Has some acidity.  If this is the option at a party, it is fine.  Drink now.  

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