Beringer Pinot Grigio ’09

I am going to bring forward to Oenophilogical the posts about wine that I put up on my other, more general blog.  Here is the first archival piece – originally posted in February of 2010.

While I don’t have the opportunity to drink all the fine wines I would like, I enjoy looking for – and finding – good values at very reasonable price points. Tonight, it was a Pinot Grigio.  Here are my notes — COMPLETELY AMATEUR OPINIONS — on what I thought about this one.

Vineyard:         Beringer
Wine:                 Pinot Grigio – California Collection
Vintage:           2009
Appellation:  California
Price:                $9.99

Notes:  I found the nose to be extremely light with floral notes.  The core flavors for me were nectarine and honeysuckle with starfruit and a nice little bit of grapefruit on the finish.  Acidity on this one seems medium.  As a result, I don’t know how it would stand up to food and spices.  At this price, though, it’s worth a try if you like Pinot Grigios.

Important:  I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  I have taste buds, however, and know what I like.  Please do not consider my thoughts to be an endorsement or diminution of any particular wine.  You should always judge for yourself as likes, dislikes, and taste are very subjective.

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