Pinot Gris

Kirkland Signature Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio

The Kirkland Signature Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio 2022 is a $4.99 Costco exclusive sourced from grapes in the Friuli Grave region of far northeastern Italy near the Alps. This area has a very cool climate that allows the grapes to ripen slowly. The word “Grave” translates to gravel. The soil in the vineyards is heated…

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Aldi Specially Selected Alto Adige Pinot Grigio 2022

The Aldi Specially Selected Alto Aldige Pinot Grigio 2022 is a $9.99 Aldi exclusive and is part of the ten wine Specially Selected series of wines released in the fall of 2023. These are wines from top-rated growing regions worldwide being sold at bargain prices. Alto Adige, in far northern Italy, is the home to…

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Mumm Napa Blanc de Blanc

The Mumm Napa Blanc de Blanc is a Bubbly that lists at $26 but should be available for under $20 during the holiday season. Mumm Napa is the California division of C.H. Mumm, a Champagne house founded in 1827. In 1983 they started producing Sparkling wines in Napa under the Domaine Mumm name which was…

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90+ Cellars Pinot Grigio 2021 Lot #42

The 90+ Cellars Pinot Grigio 2021 Lot #42 is a wine I found selling for $9.99 at a local wine shop. The grapes come from vineyards in Trentino, Italy which is in the far northern part of Italy. Alto Aldige is in the northern half and Trentino is in the south. 90+ Cellars are negociants…

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Don’t Mind If I Do Pinot Grigio 2022

The Don’t Mind If I Do Pinot Grigio 2022 is Vegan-friendly. You might ask how can something made from fruit not be ok with vegans? It is the fining process, fining is where the solids, grape skin residue and spent yeast are removed from the wine after aging and before bottling. They have traditionally used…

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Vino Columbia Valley Pinot Grigio 2020

The Vino Columbia Valley Pinot Grigio 2020 is a wine that should be found for around $10, I saw prices as high as $13 and I found it for $8.99. It is a brand from Charles Smith/House of Smith Wines. The full name of this wine is Vino CasaSmith and these wines are Italian varietals…

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Josh Cellars Pinot Grigio 2021

The Josh Cellars Pinot Grigio 2021 is $11.99 (Target) from the negociant side of Joseph Carr Wines. Joseph Carr’s winery is located in Napa, a negociant (Josh Cellars) owns no winery and no vineyards. They lease winery space from existing wineries and buy grapes or juice from wineries. The bottle says this wine was blended…

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Beauty In Chaos Pinot Grigio 2019

The Beauty In Chaos Pinot Grigio 2019 is a $12.99 wine made exclusively for Target by Chateau Ste. Michelle in the Columbia Valley of Wahington. Chateau Ste Michelle is the largest winery in Washington and at one time accounted for half of the wine produced. There is not any technical information for the Beauty In…

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Three Pears Pinot Grigio 2020

The Three Pears Pinot Grigio 2020 is sourced from vineyards in the Clarksburg and Lodi AVAs. The Three Pears brand is owned by Mason Cellars, a family-owned vineyard and the winery founded in the early 1990s. The label says this is a California wine. Neither Clarksburg nor Lodi is a part of the greater Central…

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Elementalist Pinot Grigio 2020

The Elementalist Pinot Grigio 2020 is a $6.99 ALDI exclusive wine sourced from multiple vineyards in California. ALDI does not give out technical information concerning this wine. It did wine some best new products of the 2021 award, but since we are just over halfway through 2021, it seems early to issue that sort of…

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Villa Borghetti Grigio Luna Pinot Grigio 2020

The Villa Borghetti Grigio Luna Pinot Grigio 2020 is a $5.99 import Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from vineyards in the Delle Venzie DOC of Northeast Italy. The Delle Venzie region specializes in White wine grapes and grows German grape varietals and Italian, but is best known for Pinot Grigio. The Villa Borghetti Grigio Luna Pinot…

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Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

The Mumm Napa Brut Prestige is a non-vintage blend of 45% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, and 10% Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris. Those are the 4 main grapes approved for use in Champagne, France. There are actually a couple of other approved grapes but they are seldom used. Mumm has been in Napa since the…

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Riff Pinot Grigio 2019

The Riff Pinot Grigio 2019 is an organic inexpensive (around ten bucks) Pinot Grigio sourced from vineyards in the Delle Venezie DOC of northern Italy. The vineyards are situated in the Dolomites which are part of the Southern Alps Mountain Range. The Delle Venezie is a White wine grape growing region and they grow as…

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Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2018

The Story The Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2018 is 100% Pinot Grigio sourced from the Tiefenbrunner estate (founded 1848) vineyard in the Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT district of Trentino-Alto Adige region of far northern Italy. Vigneti Delle Dolomiti is located in the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains which are part of the Alps Mountain chain. This part…

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Band Of Roses Rose’ 2018

The Story Quake & Dave talk about the Band of Roses Rose’ 2018, a Rose’ that is made from a White grape, Pinot Gris. Pinot Gris can have red grape skins, so, therefore, it can be turned into a Rose’ wine. I love Charles Smith Wines online tasting notes, these are value-priced wines, the Band…

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Underwood Oregon Bubbly In A Can

The Podcast Story Quake and Dave drink canned wine, actually not just any can of wine, but Underwood Oregon Bubbly In A Can, “The Bubbles”. The grapes come from 78% Willamette Valley and 22% Applegate Valley of Oregon. I imagine you have heard of the Willamette Valley, but the Applegate Valley is located inside the Rogue…

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Giretto Pinot Grigio 2018

The Story The Giretto Pinot Grigio 2018 is a $5.49 ALDI exclusive sourced from the Dell Venezie region of Northeast Italy. The 2018 version of the Giretto seems to be something of an upgrade. Past vintages of this Pinot Grigio were designated IGP wines, while the 2018 is a DOC wine. An IGP wine in…

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Villa Borghetti Pinot Grigio Rosé 2017

The Villa Borghetti Pinot Grigio Rosé 2017 is a $5.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive, it is one of Bronco Wine Company (2 Buck Chuck) extensive line of wine brands, this one is sourced from vineyards near the town of Verona in the Veneto region of northeast Italy, Prosecco is in the same general area. This is…

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Coppola Rosso & Bianco Pinot Grigio 2016

The Coppola Rosso & Bianco Pinot Grigio 2016 is 86% Pinot Grigio and 14% Chardonnay, the Chardonnay is sourced from the Central Coast AVA and while Coppola does not say where the Pinot Grigio for 2016 is farmed, it has in the past and the 2017 vintage been taken from Monterey in the Central Coast AVA…

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Lagaria Pinot Grigio 2015

The Lagaria Pinot Grigio 2015 is sourced from vineyards in the Val Lagarina (Lagarina Valley) in the Venezie district of northwest Italy. You may have noticed that many of the Italian Pinot Grigio on store shelves come from the Alto Adige area of Venezie, the Adige is a large river that runs thru this region and…

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Luca & Luigi Pinot Grigio 2015

The Luca & Luigi Pinot Grigio 2015 is an IGP classified wine sourced from vineyards in Northern Italy. The label says IGT Delle Venezie, but that’s old news. IGT or P wine indicates that the grapes are representative of the particular growing area, but in someway do not conform with the regulations of the DOC. When…

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Jellybean Vineyards Pinot Grigio

The Jellybean Vineyards Pinot Grigio is a non-vintage wine sourced from vineyards in the Puglia region of southern Italy if you can remember your 7th-grade geography glass, Puglia is the heel of the boot. This Pinot Grigio is classified an IGT wine. Italian wine is governed differently from the US wine industry. Most US rules have…

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Ferrari-Carano Pinot Grigio 2016

The Ferrari-Carano Pinot Grigio 2016 is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Russian River Valley AVA inside the Sonoma County AVA of northern California. The Russian River Valley AVA follows the Russian River as it turns to the west towards the Pacific Ocean but stops before the coastal region. Ferrari-Carano has produced wine since 1985, their…

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Barefoot Pinot Grigio

The Barefoot Pinot Grigio (with maybe some Muscat of Alexandria and Viognier blended in) is sourced from vineyards from more than one state, the label says American wine. Barefoot wines have been around in form or another since 1965 but really took off after E and J Gallo purchased the company in 2005.  These are…

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Underwood Pinot Gris 2014 Can

The Underwood Pinot Gris 2014 Can is sourced from grapes grown in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape, Gris is the French word for gray and Grigio is the Italian word (the grapes can have a blue/grey color, but they do vary). Underwood is one of the…

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