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88 • Villa Toscano 2008 Pinot Grigio, California $17.
Bright yellow-straw hue. Ripe, toasty, leesy nose. A rich entry leads a weighty, full-bodied palate with maturing Champagne flavors. Rich and rounded with soft acidity and a warming finish. A big PG that will work well when tired of high-oak Chardonnays. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
87 • Lake Chelan Winery 2008 Pinot Grigio, Chelan County $24.
Bright straw hue. High-toned, minerally lemon zest nose. A crisp entry leads a pithy, racy, medium-bodied palate with snappy acidity. Clean, angular, slightly metallic finish. Oysters! (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
87 • Viansa 2007 "Vittoria", Pinot Grigio, Sonoma Valley$19.50.
Bright yellow-straw hue. Very ripe, floral grapefruit and fresh peach nose. A rich entry leads a rounded, full-bodied palate with ripe fruit flavors. Acidity balances the drying finish. A weighty, rich style of PG that will work well in place of big Chardonnays. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
86 • Martha Clara Vineyard 2008 Pinot Grigio, North Fork of Long Island $17.99.
Brilliant yellow-straw hue. Clean, minerally, citrusy nose. A ripe entry leads a crisp, moderately full-bodied palate with a rounded mouthfeel. Buoyed by zesty acidity through the finish. A refreshing choice for seafood and poultry. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
86 • Lone Canary 2008 Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley $14. Best Buy.
Bright yellow-straw hue. Subdued, almondy aromas have a subtle phenolic edge. A lean entry leads a drying, medium-bodied palate with fresh acidity. Firm, angular, minerally finish. A good shellfish style. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
86 • Ferrante 2008 Signature Series, Pinot Grigio, Grand River Valley $14.99. Best Buy.
Bright straw hue with a slight spritz. High-toned talc and lemon zest nose. A rounded entry leads a lush, medium-bodied palate with a generous, supple texture. A rich pinot grigio for poultry or a pleasant aperitif. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
85 • Norman 2008 Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara County $18.
Bright straw hue. Subdued, minerally citrus nose. A lush entry leads a rounded, medium-bodied palate with clean melon flavors. Bright acidity lends balance. Drink now. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
82 • Blue Teal Vineyards 2008 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico $9.99.
Brilliant pale straw hue. Attractive, floral orange and white pepper nose. A crisp entry leads a rounded, light-bodied palate with a hint of fruit sweetness. Soft, lingering finish. A pleasant sipper. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)
81 • Redtree 2008 Pinot Grigio, California.|Find-a-Wine|
Bright straw hue. Subdued, slightly earthy aromas have a subtle herbaceous streak. A lean entry leads an angular, medium-bodied palate with taut acidity. Pithy, drying, slightly phenolic finish. Drink now. (tasted on Oct-05-2009)