Category: California Pinot Grigio

Meadowcroft Wines Nelson Ranch Pinot Gris 2021, Mendocino County, California



Pale lemon in color.

Very aromatic nose of flowers, citrus, lemons, green apples, sweet grapefruits, herbs and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter herbs, light vegetables, earth and spices.

Tangy finish with spices and almonds.

This is a very tasty Pinot Gris from Mendocino County. Nicely balanced, spicy and tangy.

This Single Vineyard Pinot Gris is showing a really pretty nose.

Feels more like a Californian Sauvignon Blanc.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A small production of only 2,200 bottles.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

Castello di Amorosa Winery Pinot Grigio 2020 North Coast, california



Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Fruity nose of citrus, lemons, apples, sweet grapefruits, light green vegetables, herbs and spices.

Medium-bodied with medium plus acidity. Nice and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, yellow apples, spices, light tropical fruits, white pepper and minerals.

Medium finish with limes and light grapefruits.

This is a very tasty Pinot Grigio from California. Easy drinking with nice balance.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair nicely with fresh green salads.

Tangy and fruit forward with a creamy mouthfeel.

A great party wine that I had by the pool with a great view.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$26.


Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris 2016, California

Pale lemon in color.

Strong nose of lemons, grapefruits, red apples, pears, tropical fruits, bananas, tangerine, citrus and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and nice legs. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, light tropical fruits, pineapples, minerals, sea salt and white pepper.

Medium on the finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is an enjoyable Pinot Gris from California. Showing mild complexity, crisp and refreshing.

A good summer wine, good for parties or as a sipping wine by the porch or pool.

Nice and tasty.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$14.

Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris 2016, California

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Fruity nose with citrus, lemons, grapefruits, grass, green apples, white pepper and minerals. Pretty much a sauvignon blanc nose.

Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, lemons, grapefruits, green apples, spices, light herbs and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with bitter almonds and spices.

This is an above-average Pinot Gris from California. Nicely balanced with mild complexity and refreshing acidity.

Good by itself to drink by the pool, or with food. I paired it with heavy appetizers and cheeses.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$14.

Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris 2016, California

Pale straw in color with a golden hue.

On the nose grapefruits, limes, green apples, white pepper, spices and grass. Smells like a Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, white pepper, spices and green vegetables.

Short finish with citrus and bitter almonds.

This is a nice California Pinot Gris. Nicely balanced and simple. Good by the pool, and with food too.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of Meats and cheeses. It paired really nicely with cheddar with horseradish cheese.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$12.

Smoking Loon Wine Company The Original Pinot Grigio 2015, California

My Rating 85 Points.
Price $9.

Pale lemon in color.

Citrus nose of lemons, spices tangerines, kiwifruit, a light floral note, passion fruits and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity, crisp and refreshing.

On the palate, citrus, lemons, light vegetables, grapefruits, minerals, black pepper and spices.

Medium minus on the finish.

This is a simple Pinot Grigio from California. Easy drinking, well-balanced and not too bitter.

A good food wine and also good by itself as a sipping wine. Better when very chilled.

I paired it with a green salad with almonds, nuts and tangerines.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

Trinity Oaks Pinot Grigio 2014, California

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My Rating 82 Points.    
Price $12.

Pale yellow, almost clear, in color.

Not much on the nose, some lemons, citrus and grapefruit, with a touch of some tropical fruits.

Light to medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry and tangy on the palate with lemons, citrus, grapefruits, green apples, light peaches and white pepper.

Medium Plus in length, on the finish, with limes and bitter almonds.

This is an average Pinot Grigio from California. Refreshing and suitable for the pool. Drinking nicely now. $3 happy hour drink, can’t beat that…

13.5% alcohol by volume.