Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio 2010
Blend: Pinot Grigio (76%), Aromatic White Varieties (21%), Sauvignon Blanc (3%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: May 2011
Suggested Retail Price: $7.99 (750ml bottle)
Our review: This wine has aromas of lime and lime zest with notes of apples. The flavors on the palate are similar, slightly more sweet than tart, though a little flat without much depth or development. The finish adds some minerality, is lengthy but a bit on the thin side.
Our rating: This is a decent effort, but not a particularly memorable one. More of a party wine to serve with a variety of hors d'oeuvres than a dinner wine to serve with a specific dish. (Toward this end, you can usually find this wine in 1.5L bottles for less than $10.) We confess to being curious about the "aromatic white varieties" that make up almost a quarter of this blend since they don't seem to distinguish this wine in any meaningful way. We previously rated the Woodbridge Pinot Grigio 2008 on the high side of Average; we rate this vintage somewhat lower, just Average.
This bottle of wine was received as a sample for review.
Taste profile from the winemaker: A heady array of citrus, lime, and tropical fruit notes, this is a crisp wine with a citrusy finish.
Winery website: Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi.