Saturday, July 16, 2011

Oak Leaf Pinot Grigio NV (New Bottle)

California (wine review and rating)

Oak Leaf Pinot Grigio NV

Origin: California
Blend: Pinot Grigio (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: July 2011
Purchase Price: $2.77 (750ml bottle)

We recently reviewed this wine, so won't repeat ourselves here. But while picking up a few bottles this past week — yes, we actually follow our own recommendations! — we noticed something different about the bottle: it's small! Well, not really that small, but significantly shorter than "standard" wine bottles. We snapped a picture of the Oak Leaf Pinot Grigio next to a typical white wine bottle; you can see that it is not nearly as tall. It's about the same width though, and contains the same amount (750ml) of wine, just in a smaller package.

Tiny print on the bottle indicate it's made of "Eco-Glass", something new to us. We checked out the Oak Leaf website, and here's what they have to say about it.

Oak Leaf Eco-Glass™ wines are packaged in an innovative wine bottle that is significantly lighter than standard wine bottles, but the wine inside is just as good.

Made with 25% less glass than standard wine bottles, Oak Leaf Eco-Glass weighs significantly less than a standard bottle and requires much less fuel to transport. This results in less carbon emissions and a reduced environmental impact, which ultimately leads to a better, greener, more sustainable environment.

So enjoy a glass of Oak Leaf Eco-Glass and help the planet, as doing good feels good.

We also checked out the website, which gives more information about the bottle itself and the wineries that are using it.

We think it's a terrific idea to use lighter glass — our arms certainly notice the difference! — and hope other wineries consider it too.

Taste profile from the winemaker: A light white wine with subtle aromas of ripe honeydew and orange blossoms. The flavors are bright with lemon, peach and a mineral crispness in the finish.

Winery website: Oak Leaf Vineyards.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are able to purchase this fine Oak Leaf Pinot Grigio in Naples Florida all winter but unfortunately unable to find it in Connecticut anywhere. I really miss having it here...Do you ship?

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