Originally published 6/4/2011 at Blogarhythms.
Summer is here, so nice crisp white wines are what many of us will be looking for as we seek to cool off from the heat. Thus, I tried the ’09 Pinot Grigio from Meridian. The selection is just what the varietal should be – light and enjoyable. A bit more fruity than the European style PGs, but that suits my palate just fine.
Vineyard: Meridian Vineyards
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Notes: Meridian – a solid performer in my book – has done a good job with this Pinot Grigio. It’s light with lime, peach and nectarine fruit flavors. Nicely viscous for a PG but not in any way heavy. There was also, I thought, a sort of smoky spicy note on the finish that I couldn’t quite put my finger (or taste buds) on. I liked it.
Important: I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.