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91 • Van Ruiten 2007 Estate Grown, Pinot Grigio, Lodi $13.99. Best Buy.
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruit cocktail follow through on a soft entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with lychee, peach, and pear notes prominent. Finishes with soft, yet crisp praline accented fade. A perfect summer sipper, or pair with Chinese seafood dishes. (tasted on Nov-10-2008)
90 • Norman 2007 Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara County $18.
Golden silver color. Interesting aromas of white chocolate covered strawberry, peach yogurt, and a dash of pickling spices follow through on a vibrant, round entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with apricot marmalade, crushed pineapple, and almond toffee notes. Finishes with a crisp, lingering fade. Delicious and refreshing pinot gris to sip or pair with Alaskan king crab. (tasted on Nov-10-2008)
90 • Ferrante 2007 "Signature Series", Pinot Grigio, Grand River Valley $14.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden yellow color. Creamy almond nougat and apple skin aromas follow through on a zesty entry to a bright, fruity-yet-dry medium body with tangelo and apricot notes. Finishes with a long, refreshingly fruity mineral accented fade. A delicious sipper or table wine; try with spicy shrimp dishes. (tasted on Nov-10-2008)
88 • Cosentino 2007 Pinot Grigio, Solano County $20.
Pale golden color. Pleasant aromas of toasted almond, nectarine, and apple sauce have a note of vanillin and follow through on a brisk, round entry to a dryish medium body with a bit of green pepper. Finishes with a lightly creamy, refreshing citrus custard fade. (tasted on Nov-10-2008)
87 • Lynfred 2007 Pinot Grigio, American $20. Organically Grown Grapes
Golden straw color. Almond nougat, baked apple, and melon aromas follow through on a crisp entry to a dry-yet-fruity light body with a touch of orange and ruby grapefruit zest. Finishes with a lively, apple skin, almond butter, and talc fade. A nice table wine to pair with shrimp dishes. (tasted on Nov-10-2008)
85 • Redtree 2007 Pinot Grigio, California $8. Best Buy.
Pale straw color. White toffee and apricot fondant bonbon aromas. A brisk entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity light body with apricot and orange marmalade flavor and a quick talc and orange aspirin fade. Pair with crab cakes. (tasted on Nov-10-2008)
85 • Opolo Vineyards 2006 Pinot Grigio, Paso Robles $22.
Pale golden color. Roasted pecan, mocha, and baked peach cobbler aromas have a slight rubbery edge and follow through on silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with nutty white toffee, warm Velcro and baked apple accents. Finishes with a tangy, warming fade. A pleasant oak-driven style. (tasted on Nov-10-2008)
84 • Bella Ragazza 2006 Pinot Grigio, California $16.
Pale golden straw color. Overripe peach, lemon meringue, and sawdust aromas follow through on a brisk, round entry to dryish, sweet and sour light-to-medium body with Key lime, praline, and talc notes. Finishes with tart, orange rind and balsa inflected fade. (tasted on Nov-10-2008)
83 • Duck Pond 2007 Pinot Grigio, Willamette Valley $15.
Silver with a golden cast. Apple and pear sauce and almond aromas. A crisp, brisk entry leads to a dryish light body with lemon, crabapple, and kiwi skin flavors and a quick, nutskin accented fade. (tasted on Nov-10-2008)
83 • Tarara 2007 Pinot Gris, Virginia $20.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale golden color with an amber cast. Peanut brittle, haystack, and overripe apple aromas follow through on a round entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with a touch of bruised peach. Finishes with a quick, plight pithy peach fuzz and nutskin fade. (tasted on Nov-10-2008)