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Top 10 Pinot Grigios

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Henry of Pelham Winery Pinot Grigio 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Absolutely delightful! Lovely fresh melon and white peach notes. Medium-bodied, mouth-watering and balanced. Refreshing as an aperitif or as a companion to many dishes. Drink: 2011-2013. 779376450619 13.50% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. August 5, 2011 Full Review
Zenato Pinot Grigio 2010, I.G.T., Delle Venezie, Veneto, Italy: Vintages Wine Panel: Pinot Grigio is enjoying unprecedented popularity, and Alberto and Silvano Zenato's modernist approach to winemaking has helped take the grape in exciting new directions, creating wines of considerable intensity. This refreshing version is rife with citrus, floral, pear and mineral flavours leading to a lengthy, crisp finish. My note: Crisp, dry and refreshing without any heavy oak. While melon and lime zest. Terrific aperitif or food companion. Drink: 2011-2014. 37648 12.50% D 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 88/100. October 29, 2011 Best Value White Wine. Full Review
Istituto Agrario San Michele All'adige Pinot Grigio 2010, D.O.C., Trentino, Italy: Vibrant and zippy with vibrant lime zest and lemony notes. Incredibly mouth-watering and food versatile. Medium-bodied and satisfying. Drink: 2011-2014. 249540 14% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. November 26, 2011 Splendid Salad Wine Full Review
Borgo Conventi Ruffino Pinot Grigio 2010, D.O.C., Isonzo Del Friuli, Italy: Classic pinot grigio! White peach, a little grapefruit, clean and crisp with no heavy oak. Great aperitif or partner to many dishes. Drink: 2012-2015. 13276 13.50% XD 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 88/100. February 4, 2012 Splendid Salad Wine Full Review
Pinot Grigio 2010, Valdadige, Italy: White melon and lime zestiness. This wine is incredibly versatile with many dishes. Mouth-watering acidity also makes this a crisp, clean aperitif. Drink: 2010-2014. 106450 12% XD 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 89/100. March 1, 2012 Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Cormòns Pinot Grigio 2010, D.O.C., Isonzo Del Friuli, Italy: Clean, crisp and simple with white grapefruit and lime. Drink: 2012-2014. 734038 13% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 86/100. March 31, 2012 Full Review
Duca Di Quadri Catemario Collezione Privata Pinot Grigio 2010, D.O.C., Friuli, Italy: Clean, fresh and crisp without any heavy oak. Great aperitif or food companion. Drink: 2012-2015. 120782 12.40% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 88/100. April 14, 2012 Full Review
Attems Pinot Grigio 2010, I.G.T., Venezia Giulia, Friuli, Italy: Vintages Wine Panel: The Attems Family can trace their lineage in the Friuli region back to 1106. Their tremendously popular Pinot Grigio offers bright tropical fruit, pear and apple aromas and flavours, and a hallmark rich texture and crisp finish. Wonderful for sipping at casual backyard gatherings. My note: A very mild and subtle wine with white melon. No heavy oak or alcohol. Drink: 2011-2014. 707950 13% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 87/100. July 9, 2011 Full Review
Bottega Pinot Grigio 2010, D.O.C., Trentino, Italy: Vintages Wine Panel: Bottega Vinaia produces artisanal wines that are sourced from family-owned single vineyards in Trentino’s Valle dei Laghi (Valley of Lakes). Their Pinot Grigio is flavourful and food-friendly and will match very well with diverse dishes. My note: Terrific! White melon and lime with zippy, zesty notes of grapefruit. An interesting Pinot Grigio. Drink: 2011-2015. 51623 13% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 89/100. August 6, 2011 Full Review

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