Weekend Wine Reviews #72 Contadino Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio

Contadino Pinot Grigio, 2010, Italy, $4.99, Trader Joes.  They say:  light crisp and easy drinking wine.  Has hints of apple and pear with underlying tones of something more exotic.  We say:  very light, little bit of fruit, a little tropical, tastes kind of watered down.  Buy again:  probably not.  ***Note – we rarely drink Pinot Grigios – so we really don’t know what to expect.  The only thing I know about them is that Ramona on the Real Housewives will drink nothing else to the point of obnoxiousness.  So, if you are a Pinot Grigio person, feel free to enlighten me, otherwise, you can use your own judgment as to whether or not you listen to my opinion on this!

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  1. says

    We like this wine, but it is very light – good for a hot summer evening (perhaps even with an ice cube if there wasn’t time to chill it). It’s more refreshing than an oakey chardonnay. We tend to like wines in spurts – got sick of chardonnay (oakey or otherwise), and turned toward pinot grigio after trying chablis again and not much liking it. What I really miss is chenin blanc – can’t find it any more, and I want to see how I’d like it now.

  2. says

    I prefer red but have found during the summer months a pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc hits the spot.
    Don’t let this experience seal the deal for you on pinot grigio. Try it again, next summer. :-)