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89 • Château Julien 2008 Pinot Grigio, California $12. Best Buy.
Pale golden straw color. Bold aromas of peach cobbler and banana cream pie follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dryish medium body with apple cheese pastry and orange peel notes. Finishes with a crisp, wet limestone accented finish. Nice styled and proportioned fruit and acidity. (tasted on Apr-20-2009)
88 • Cedar Creek NV Pinot Grigio, American $10. Best Buy.
Platinum straw color. Delicate aromas of peach skin and cream custard follow through on a soft, round entry to fruity-yet-dry medium body with tangy citrus and ripe apple notes. Finishes with a crisp, refreshing fade. A very nice food friendly offering. (tasted on May-04-2009)
85 • Cedar Creek NV Pinot Grigio, American $10.
Pale silvery straw color. Sweet peach and custard aromas have a note of sour cream and micro greens and follow through on soft entry to a fruity light body with sweet honey green apple and grape skin notes. Finishes with a crisp, lightly chalky fruit tannin fade. A very pleasant sipper. (tasted on Mar-30-2009)
85 • Fish Eye 2008 Pinot Grigio, California $9.99.
Silvery straw color. Bright lightly floral peach and papaya aromas follow through on a crisp entry to a tangy light-to-medium body with ripe citrus sorbet and delicate spice notes. Finishes with a refreshing, palate cleansing fade. (tasted on Apr-13-2009)
84 • Big House Wine Co. 2008 "The Birdman", Pinot Grigio, Central Coast $14.
Pale straw green color. Aromas of frosted banana cake and matchsticks follow through on silky entry to a fruity light-to-medium body with honeyed apple and nougat notes. Finishes with a tangy, peaches and cream fade with a touch of smoke. (tasted on Mar-30-2009)
84 • Redtree 2008 Pinot Grigio, California $8.
Very pale silvery straw color with a faint amber cast. Aromas of peach jam and lychee follow through on a round, soft entry to a dryish medium body with good balance and tart citrus and damp earth accent on the finish. A solid sipper. (tasted on Apr-29-2009)
83 • Duck Pond 2007 Pinot Grigio, Willamette Valley $12.
Pale silvery straw. Starfruit, melon custard, and white strawberry aromas follow through on a brisk, round entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with citrus powder, sour cream, and talc notes. Finishes with a bruised apple and firm, dusty fruit tannin fade. (tasted on Apr-20-2009)
81 • Concannon 2008 Selected Vineyards, Pinot Grigio, Central Coast $10.
Baked peach and rubber aromas follow through on a round flabby entry to a dryish medium body with sour apple, hay, grapefruit pith notes. Finishes with a bruised fruit and matchstick fade. (tasted on Apr-13-2009)
81 • Firelands 2008 Estate Bottled, Pinot Grigio, Isle St. George $10.99.
Very pale straw color. Aromas of apples on the tree and peach pits follow through on a soft entry to a dry light body with tart crabapple and lemon notes. Finishes with a crisp mineral snap. (tasted on May-04-2009)
80 • Martha Clara Vineyard 2008 Pinot Grigio, North Fork of Long Island $16.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale straw color. Aromas of scorched creme brulee, matchsticks, and baked nectarine follow through on a round entry to a dryish, slightly sour light-to-medium body with bruised peach, orange and mealy golden apple notes and a tart, children's aspirin like fade. (tasted on Apr-20-2009)