Don't usually hold these this long, but it fell through the cracks. Still had some lemon zest, still quite fresh, with crisp acidity and a soft finish. Pleasantly surprised, that there was life left and even holding.
Better than the 2007 vintage, but not worth the price. I've had $12 bottles of Pinot Gris (same grape, different name) with better flavor and they are usually from Oregon or Alsace. I don't like the viticultural practices for this grape in Italy and California. Too tart, not enough flavor.
Wow was this disappointing, esp. for 18+ dollars. Mild flavors up front, no mid-palate and little finish. Was slightly better with food that's why it was raised to an 83. So many good whites for less money, I don't get it....AMM
I expect all Pinot Grigios to be crisp, dry and refreshing, a summer deck wine and this pg fit my expectaions perfectly. However many Grigios are as good as this wine for half the price, but I would not turn down a glass of this.
Had at a restaurant with salad and light apps...very light color, this wine had some citrus to it, but was kinda subdued in its flavor. Had some acidity, but IMHO could have used just a bit more. Decent enough wine, that doesn't seem to be a good QPR...Would certainly drink it again if served ..not sure that I would go out and buy it though
Perfect for the meal. Made a hollandaise/bearnaise type sauce with a reduction of shallots, dry riesling, lobster juice, lime juice and bay leaf as the flavor base, spooned over yellow tail snapper with lobster meat on top. This wine was light and let the food say all it could. Santa Margherita is so widely served is restaurants that it is sometimes embarrassing to serve at home. It is almost like Sutter Home White Zinfindel in that respect. But, still, there are meals when you need a very light white wine and SM fits the bill. Really awesome fish and lobster meal. I'll have to remember that recipe.
Pleasant, subtle nose. Very fruity and smooth start. Continues onto the mid-palette. Almost has a slight effervescent quality to it. Very smooth finish. Tannins are weak and only present themselves in the back of the throat at the end. Lingers in the mouth for just the right amount of time. Looking now for the cheapest case price, because this is not really a cheap one. (in my area - around $24/bottle) Yes, although it is a good Pinot Grigio, I think there are plenty of equal quality wines out there that you could find for $5-7 less.
Watery yellow color with a little shimmer. Sweet apple and melon in the little aroma. Tart through the mid and back palate with minerals, sour pear and a nice "icy" feel. Pretty crisp to finish (3+9+13+6) = 81
A very pale yellow color, citrus nose. Taste was predominantly citrus however the flavor had very limited depth and legs. It quickly disappeared. It did have a nice underlying acidity. This was too shallow in flavor for me, have had other pinots with much more dominate tastes.