This lovely wine from Bayshore is produced from one of the first vineyards in California planted with Pinot Grigio that originally focused on dessert wines. That is until a wine importer, seeing the potential for table wines, used these grapes to launch a line of food-friendly table wines. Gorgeous aromas jump out of the glass and delicious flavors of melon, citrus and tangerine are completed by a refreshing thread of crisp acidity.
Take a flavorful journey with Wine Insiders to the estate vineyards in Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia region, nestled among gently rolling hills, cherry trees and acacia woods. The best Pinot Grigio is produced in the northern area of Italy, benefiting from the cooler climate. Handcrafted, small-lot Friuli Pinot Grigios such as the 2010 Ascevi Luwa Pinot Grigio “Collio” are a world away from the simple poolside pours with which the grape is often associated. Its bright and slightly flowery fragrance leads to a wine that is firmly structured, with a fresh palate that boasts minerals and citrus fruit.