Pinot Evil Pinot Grigio

Pinot Evil

Pinot Grigio

No Year Given on Label

(Livermore & Ripon, California)

On Bottle/Website:

* Fresh with crisp acidity

* Soft, friendly palate

* Perfect on hot afternoon

* Pairs with salads, chicken and grilled fish

* 12.5% alcohol

My Notes:

* Appearance: clear, bright, straw, low concentration, no rim variation, medium viscosity

* Nose:  clean, medium minus intensity, green apple, white flowers, sawdust

* Palate: dry, light bodied, confirms nose with tart citrus, lemon, grapefruit, medium alcohol, high acidity, medium minus finish, low complexity

My friend purchased this wine in part because of the playful monkeys depicted on the bottle.  The cutesy play on “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” fails miserably.  There is no possibly way to speak no evil of this wine.  I suppose the fact that no year was indicated on the bottle should have been an immediate sign that the quality level was minuscule.  The assertive acidity in this wine was more aggressive than my palate could handle.  My friend tasted the wine before me and the pucker on her face as she took the first sip was an immediate indication that this was going to be a challenging wine to enjoy.  We both whole-heartedly agreed to pour the wine down the drain, which could be seen as alcohol abuse if there were any redeeming qualities in the glass. I can say with certainty that I will never purchase this wine.

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2 thoughts on “Pinot Evil Pinot Grigio

  1. Sorry about your experience… Note that in general, absence of the year on the bottle is not an indication of a bad quality – I had a number of wines (Cosentino Ol’ Red, for instance), which are winemaker blends – and they drink very well. I would dare to say that this was only this wine – also, unfortunately, to be fully sure that it is bad, you technically should try another one as it might be just a bad bottle ( just sayin…)

    • Thanks for informing me about the absence of a year on the bottle not necessarily being an indication of poor quality grapes. Great tips for someone relatively new to the whole tasting wine seriously game!

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