2014 Benessere Pinot Grigio

4g

When I started drinking wine, I was not a fan of white varietals.  As time moves forward and I keep trying, I am really liking white wines.  There are times I even prefer a good dry white wine over a red.  If you have never tried older white wine seek out and find them.  The older whites are really pleasing.  Many of them have nutty aromas.

Pinot gris or Grauburgunder is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. Thought to be a mutant clone of the Pinot noir variety, it normally has a grayish-blue fruit, accounting for its name (gris meaning “gray” in French) but the grapes can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. The word pinot, which comes from the word meaning “pine cone” in French,[1]could have been given to it because the grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters. The wines produced from this grape also vary in color from a deep golden-yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it is one of the more popular grapes for orange wine. The clone of Pinot gris grown in Italy is known as Pinot grigio.

 

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Sight
Thin with a straw-gold hue.

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Smell
Aromatic, young-fruity with aromas of floral, melon, apple, citrus.

Taste
Dry, light-bodied with balanced acidity.  Rich creamy mid-palate flavors with a long finish.

ABV: 14.6%

How much: $22.00

Region/Appellation: California, St Helena

I rated the 2014 Benessere Pinot Grigio four glasses.

Sources: Wikipedia

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