Carrie L. wrote:Can anyone steer me to another good one? It can be either American or Italian.
Carrie, if it needs to be Italian, one that's pretty widely available and that will steal hearts away from the Santa Margherita (which I think is ridiculously overpriced) is Zenato's Pinot Grigio. It shows a little more oak, but that's why people tend to like it--it feels big and rich. And I would warn you away from any bottle from any producer in vintage 2003. Buy 04 or 05.
Oliver McCrum wrote:IMO the best Pinot Grigio comes from the Alto Adige (also known as the Sudtirol). There are a number of excellent co-ops up there that are well distributed, such as Terlano, Termeno, Abbazia di Novacella.
Santa Margarita is a $4 supermarket wine in Italy that through a triumph of marketing has become $20 here. Not my first choice.
Rahsaan wrote:Had a pretty bad 2004 St Michael Eppan Pinot Grigio the other night.
Do not purchase that except to show people bland boring wine.
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