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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Douglas Green The Beach House Pinot Grigio 2011 - A Classic Pinot Grigio

Douglas Green The Beach House Pinot Grigio 2011 - A Classic Pinot Grigio

100% Pinot Grigio from IGT Provincia di Pavia, Lombardy, Italy.

SRP of $10 and available for as low as $9. Sample received courtesy Winesource International for review purposes.

From the bottle:
"TASTES LIKE: a feisty Italian affair packed with peachy gusto, pineapple zeal and citrus zing finishing with satisfying fruity freshness.

GOES WITH: almost anything, anywhere, both indoors and out with particular affinity to all things Italian. Think pizza, pasta and passion!

12.5% Alcohol"
The Beach House Pinot Grigio is the fourth wine we've sampled from the The Beach House line, but unlike the others this one does not come from South Africa. For today's wine Douglas Green went to the source of classic Pinot Grigio -- Italy. And as it turns out this was a very good choice.

First, let's review the other Beach House wines we've enjoyed:
All are highly recommended and two of the three have even spent time on our Top 10 lists! And just as you might expect given the name, these are all great matches with summer. Let's see if today's Pinot Grigio can continue the winning streak...

The 2011 Douglas Green The Beach House Pinot Grigio smells like classic Pinot Grigio (a good thing) with lots of peach, citrus and tropical fruit. The wine tastes nice and zesty with good depth of flavor -- not super light and watered down like a lot of mass market Pinot Grigio. The primary flavors when tasting are peach, pineapple, and lemon/lime. It ends with a good succulent finish that lasts surprisingly long. The verdict? A very good, classic Pinot Grigio at a great price!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 7              Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 7.3

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