Silverdale, WA 11% alc. (Purchased on 7/22/14)
Attractive package. Brilliant pale straw with plenty of tiny bubbles, but so-so mousse and medium body. The nose shows more earthy European aromas and less of the forward fruit one often finds in domestic bubblies. In the mouth it foams slightly and tends to dissippate quickly; the flavors are more earthiness like gravel and flintstone with a definite peach pit/bitter almond quality. The finish suggests a sizable dosage, as it shows (to my taste) more than a hint of sweetness. While it’s tasty enough and easy to quaff, it’s just a bit too simple (and a little too sweet) for me. This Italian sparkler would likely work best at a wedding or similar celebration for folks of varied tastes. Think “talk dry, drink sweet”.
BargainWhine reviewed the Ogio 2011 Pinot Grigio here.