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.  

2017 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio, Italy, Alto Adige-Suditrol, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$14.00USD

Do you like affordable, easy drinking white wines?  Then look for this one.  This is authentic and as good as wine costing twice the price.  Will it blow your doors off?  Probably not, but for $15, you will have no regrets.  Food friendly or on its own.  Light copper gold in color.  The nose is great with minerals, mountain air (think cold and fresh) and a hint of lemon peel.  On the palate, this is refreshing.  Slightly more than lean texture.  Made for drinking young.  Lots of verve.  Good finish.  

2016 Castelfeder Pinot Grigio Pertico, Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+

Green/gold in color (not the typical copper notes).  The nose is nice with minerals and limes.  Slightly oily texture.  This is all about minerals on the palate.  Slightly sour lime note.  There is a bit of warmth but only 12.5% Alc.  Very food friendly with all but the heartiest of foods.  At $10, this is a great value.  Drink now.  

NV CLE Urban Winery Murray Hill Pinot Grigio

Score: 
87
Grade: 
B

CLE Urban Winery is located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  They are essentially a wine bar that gets juice from California and other places and makes their own wine which is sold at the bar.  The labels feature different scenes of Cleveland.  This one features the brick street that is the heart of Cleveland's Italian community.  The wine is light golden in color.  The nose has tangerine and orange with a slight minerality.  On the palate, this is big and fruity.  Tangerine with some sweetness.  It is not deep but it has enough acidity to be refreshing.  While it does not have the minerality n

2015 Lakehouse Winery Pinot Grigio, USA, Ohio, Lake Erie, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B

Ohio actually has some of the longest wine making traditions in this country.  Prior to, and just after, Prohibition, the area along the southern shores of Lake Erie was one of the leading winemaking areas in the country.  These days, there are still many wineries producing many excellent whites and dessert wines, and the occasional quality red.  Most, however, follow the tourist model, often combining restaurants or Inns and providing entertainment in addition to serving their own wines.  The wine was from one of those.  That doesn't mean the wines are not good or worth buying. 

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