2011 Ogio Pinot Grigio

Delle Venezie IGT, Italy; 12% ABV
$3 at the Richmond, CA, store on 14 May.  Also at Berkeley on 16 May

Ogio_2011_PinotGrigioI got this wine for its nice greenish color, area of origin, and its low price.  I opened it on a sunny Sunday afternoon, quaffed a glass or two, and put off writing notes until the next day.  Yesterday, I used some of it in a dish for dinner, but put off tasting it in order to enjoy the Oregon Pinot Noir I had opened to go with said dish.  By the time I got around to focusing on this wine, my wife had finished it off.  So… my observations are a little less thorough than usual, but the wine is apparently not awful.

The wine showed typical Pinot Grigio flavors of pale green straw, lemon / lime, maybe light pear, and (my only complaint) a slight aspirin flavor.  If I had the choice, I’d likely spend the extra buck and get the Barrymore (same year and classification of origin, and which I think has more flavor and substance) instead, but this was pretty good for the price.

Lim13 reviewed the Ogio NV Prosecco here.

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One thought on “2011 Ogio Pinot Grigio

  1. Expat

    I thought this was a dud. Although it was dry, which I like, it was just tart and one dimensional. So many other better GO options, like the Barrymore and other Pinot Grigios and Sauvignon Blancs if you’re looking for a lean white.

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