Monday, August 18, 2008

Five Rivers Pinot Grigio 2007

Name: Five Rivers Pinot Grigio 2007
Origin: Monterey County, California
Blend: 97% Pinot Grigio, 2% Viognier, 1% Symphony
Alcohol content: 13.0%
Bottle closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: August 2008
Purchase Price: $9.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Intriguing aromas of lemon, lime and lichee are joined with unexpected hints of anise and lavender. Medium-bodied, with tangy acidity and fruit-popping crispness, you’ll enjoy lemongrass and mineral flintiness that make this wine one of the most refreshing offered by the Goddesses."

ABC Wines review: Aromas of sweet tree fruit are exhibited by this wine. Crisp on the palate, the flavors are surprisingly weak, overpowered by a minerality that lacks balance. The finish is long, slightly too acidic, and ultimately not memorable. Our score: Disappointing, especially at this price point. On the very low side of Average.

Winery website: Five Rivers Winery.

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