I tasted this one as part of my wine meetup group at Earls in Mississauga. Very pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely mild peach notes. Subtle at first but it builds very nicely in the mouth. The wine has some almost “thickness” to it from a texture point of view. On the medium length finish the wine has some nice tartnes as well as acidity that linger nicely in the mouth. This is a very food friendly wine and an absoloute bargain for the price. I would give it an 88-89. Yumm.
From the LCBO web site:
MIRASSOU PINOT GRIGIO LCBO 274480 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 13.95
Made in: California, USA By: Mirassou Vineyards
13.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Light & Crisp
From the Winery’s web site (not for the year I tasted):
Our 2011 Mirassou California Pinot Grigio reveals intense aromas and flavors of white peach, baked apples, and juicy pear with notes of citrus. The sweetness of the bright fruit flavors balances nicely with the crisp acidity. This versatile wine pairs beautifully with spicy dishes as well as grilled poultry or seafood.
The grapes for our 2011 Pinot Grigio were selected from vineyards along the Russian River Valley with a portion from the Lodi Delta. Both regions have characteristically cool evenings and mornings, which allowed the grapes to retain their great natural acidity. The 2011 growing season began late because of an unusually cool and wet spring, contributing to this wine’s excellent, crisp acidity.