Pepperwood Grove Pinot Grigio NV
Blend: Pinot Grigio (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.1%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: May 2011
Purchase Price: $5.99 (750ml bottle)
Our review: Straw-gold in color, this wine has aromas of green apple, pear and lemon. There's a brief sensation of sweetness on the palate, which is followed by nicely balanced citric flavors spiced with a bit of orange zest. The finish is brief but cleansing.
Our rating: Though the flavor profile of this wine might suggest that it be crisp, there's a bit of softness here that gives it the potential to pair well with a wide variety of foods. We served our bottle with a luncheon consisting of several dishes, with this wine nicely complementing it all. We also think it would work well as a party wine to serve with appetizers and hor d'oeuvres. We rate it Above Average and at just $6, a very good value.
Taste profile from the winemaker: Beginning with hints of tangerine and pear on the nose and carrying through the palate with bright, tart apple and hints of meyer lemon.
Winery website: Don Sebastiani & Sons.