Friday, April 25, 2008

2006 Esca Pinot Grigio

Hey, this is my 200th post! It took the United States 200 years to have their 200-year anniversary so I am a lot faster than the country is.

While you are scratching your head over that one, this week's wine has a pretty label, doesn't it? Now is the wine inside as pretty..

From WineQ with a $17.99 price tag, I'd have to say yes, it is a pretty wine. It does justice to the label and vice versa.

First of all the color is pretty: a clear, light gold. There were aromas of apricot and peach. This was echoed on the palate along with pear flavors, citrus and a slight steely character. The wine was crisp and clean and the fruit tasted natural. It had an interesting aftertaste: the fruit faded into the steely character, then came back and lingered.

This was a nice, fresh and refreshing wine that deserves two thumbs up and is well worth trying.

I think this YouTube video matches the song well, too. If you can't see it below, please click here.

See the CD containing the song at Al Jarreau - Mornin'


Anonymous said...

Hey! Hope you're doing well, and thought you might be interested to hear that Dr. Debs just cited this post on her blog. Check it out!

Warning: These Wines May Change Your Mind About Pinot Grigio

-Marshall from WineQ

MonkuWino said...

Hi Marshall - thanks for your post! Yes, I saw Dr. Deb's review - we had somewhat different impressions on the specifics but agreed that the Esca Pinot Grigio was an excellent wine. This one was a no-brainer two thumbs up for me.. what a nice wine!