Lucy 2022 Pico Blanco
This second vintage of Lucy’s Pico Blanco from Monterey County continues its impressive winemaking style. Comprised of 85% Pinot Gris and 15% Pinot Blanc, this is both elegant and exciting; an enticing white wine for people who don’t like white wines. It offers crisp acidity, fresh flavors of lemon zest, lime kefir, quince, white peach and Asian pear, lithe honeysuckle, fresh baked bread, light resin and a stony minerality. The Lucy label is from the Pisoni brothers and the Pisoni family has been producing wine from Monterey since the early 1970s.
2021 Bartenura Pinot Grigio Kosher for Passover Provincia di Pavia IGT, Italy, Lombardy, Wine Review
This is a pleasant white that was consumed over Passover, 2023. Pale straw in color with green hues, clear and bright. The nose is nice with pear notes. Light bodied. On the palate, pears with an almond note on the finish. Easy. Short finish. This is more the type to sip on the patio on a nice day. Drink over the next year.
2021 Michael Angelo's Pinot Grigio, American, Wine Review
Made with grape grown in California and shipped to Ohio. Pale golden in color with a slight copper tinge to it. Clear and bright. The nose is a bit reticent at first, but opens to show Cantaloupe, along with a light lemon note and some minerality. Light to medium bodied. On the palate, this has a nice, slightly oily texture. Melons with some lemon. Nice, easy finish. This drinks nicely on its own, but a bit better with food. It went well with stuffed mushrooms. Drink over the next couple of years.
2020 Pátzay Tégladomb, Hungary, Balaton, Badacsonyi, Wine Review
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
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
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
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
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
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.