I have to be honest: when I first started drinking wine, I didn’t particularly care for Pinot Grigio. I think that may well have been because – as my wine-tasting palate was unaccustomed to finding the flavors in a wine – it was easier to detect the bigger, bolder, badder flavors in a Chardonnay, for example. Now that I’ve had some years of sipping experience and exploration, I find myself enjoying many different varieties and styles of wine for what they bring to the table – whether a big mouthful of craziness or a more restrained expression of flavor. Thus, I’ve made my peace with Pinot Grigio and the lighter whites. In fact, I think I drink more PG than Chardonnay these days!
Notes: At 13.9% alcohol, this Artisan PG can truly be considered dry. It was characteristically light-bodied with nice bright acidity and a lovely lemon yellow in the glass. Flavors I detected were tart citrus, toasty oak and some hints of spice. It was a simple wine but enjoyable. I can imagine it would make a nice choice to accompany a light meal – an entree salad?