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88 • Mezzacorona 2006 Riserva, Pinot Grigio, Trentino.
Yellow straw color. Toasty nut, praline, and lemon meringue aromas follow through on a bright, soft entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with a hint of diesel and white peach. Finishes with a tangy citrus and lightly smoky white ash and mineral fade. A nice choice for calamari. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
87 • D'Aquino 2007 Pinot Grigio, Valdadige D.O.C. $9.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw color. Melon, lime custard, and light balloon aromas follow through on a oft, silky entry to a tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with good depth and a ripe citrus and melon fade. A very nice sipper. (tasted on Dec-01-2008)
86 • Villa Rubini 2007 Pinot Grigio, Colli Orientali del Friuli $14.99.
Pale golden color. Butter cookie and peach cobbler aromas follow through on a silky entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with nice tart nectarine and citrus rind notes. Finishes with a refreshing, lightly pithy fade. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
86 • D'Aquino 2007 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie $6.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw green color. Delicately floral and lightly creamy aromas of green apple, nougat, and lemon custard follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with a touch of celery seeds and minerals. Finishes with a crisp, tangy fade. (tasted on Dec-01-2008)
85 • Candoni 2007 Organic, Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie $10.99. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Pale straw color. Light citrus, caulk, and cantaloupe aromas. Round, silky with good depth of fruit and a wet limestone accented finish. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
83 • Seranza 2007 Pinot Grigio, Venezie IGT $11.99.
Toasted nut, white ash, and bruised apple aromas. Sour lemon and nut oil flavors. Finishes with a quick tart fade. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
81 • Vigna Dogarina 2006 Pinot Grigio, Piave $15.75.
Pale golden yellow color. Smoked pickle (?) aromas and rendered duck fat aromas with a trace of pineapple underneath follow through on a silky entry to a tart and somewhat sour medium body with kiwi seed, onion skin, and dusty mineral notes. Finishes with a tart citrus rind, stewed spinach, and singed nutshell fade. Odd. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
81 • Candoni 2007 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie $10.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Dry, light bodied. Nectarine pit and lemon water aroma and flavor. Quick chalky fade. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)