2011 Goretti Pinot Grigio, Umbria, Italy $4.99

Silverdale, WA    12% alc.    (Purchased on 6/3/13)

IMG_1046Brilliant pale golden; very steely, minerally nose.  After an initial softness on the front of the tongue, it quickly shows as bone dry and lemony tart, then shows soft again in the finish.  Flavors of flintstone and mineralality again with lemon and underripe green pear.  Back label says “fresh and fruity”.  I get the fresh, but not much of the fruity.  Should be a decent food wine and specifically a great shellfish wine.  If you appreciate a more austere Pinot Grigio (nothing like most fruity, off-dry domestic Pinot Gris), this may be just the wine for you.  Borderline Thumbs Up and Drinkable…I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt for it’s food-friendliness.

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