Yellow Tail Pinot Grigio 2010
Origin: South Eastern Australia
Blend: Pinot Grigio (100%)
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: December 2010
Purchase Price: $3.99
Our review: A pale straw in color, this wine has aromas of tree fruit, notably green apple, with a slight hint of citrus. On the palate, the fruit/acidity balance is off, with a flavor of unripened apples, maybe some apple peel present. A bit of minerality and an odd bittersweet element (over-ripened fruit?) takes over the finish.
Our rating: Never one to pass up a bargain, this wine was on sale for $4 … but we're not entirely sure it's even worth that. There are several unpleasant aspects to this wine, noted above; it's not undrinkable but we'd be hard pressed to come up with a food pairing that would improve it. We rate it Below Average to Inferior. (Just a couple of months ago we rated the Yellow Tail "The Reserve" Pinot Grigio 2008 Average.)
Taste profile from the winemaker: "Lively green apple and pear aromas with a crisp, clean and refreshing palate."
Winery website: [yellow tail].