You can’t beat this price for a Pinot Grigio with natural freshness and pristine aromas of stone fruit and citrus. The nice thing is that it tastes Italian made, and not like many of the commercial, generic Grigios on the market today.
Okay, this Pinot Grigio is easy, thin and simple, but at this low price it makes the perfect wine for informal occasions, barbecues or pool parties. Peach and citrus are the main aromatic indicators.
The wine starts soft, light and delicate, with some toast as well as creamy fruit. But that fruit goes fast, leaving a Champagne that has a high dosage, giving an aftertaste that is more sweet than fresh. This really should be better.
Light in color without much aroma or Zinfandel character but plenty of American oak, this bottling made for CostCo by Renwood Winery, who even go as far as to use their Grandmere name, is definitely lower in price (Renwood’s Grandmere is $35), but clearly also lower in quality. Middle of the road and a tad green on the finish.