California Project Pinot Grigio, Non-vintage
5 ounces poured into: Wine Country stemmed wine glass
Sight: Very pale golden, clear, clean
Aroma: Subtle nose of lemon, slight tartness
Taste: A small thread of Meyer lemon, plus citrus, and light, zippy tart acidity
Feel: Light, crisp. What you want for casual company, a hot day, and a back deck
Overall: Easy drinking, casual-consumption wine for those hot days on the deck, by the pool, or out in the sun
Suggested food pairing: spring-mix salad with Meyer lemons, lightly-washed rind cheese, pasta with Alfredo sauce
On the docket: Wimmer Grüner Veltliner 2015 1L bottle
Poured into: Wine & Whiskey Country glass
S: Pale straw and crystal clear
A: Lime, honey dew melon, green pear, white pepper. Bright and citrusy with a nice spice contrast.
T: White peach and white pepper. Green herbs, lime, more honey dew melon. A slight vegetal bitterness.
F: Great acidity, and zippy almost to the point you’d think it was sparkling. Warming alcohol. Medium-light body, refreshing. Ends dry.
O: Excellent wine for hot summer days for when you tire of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Suggested food pairing: light vegetable dishes, Vietnamese spring rolls, fried chicken, schnitzel (classic)