If wine was associated with a holiday more, I would think it would be New Years because of all the Champagne and sparkling wines that get popped and consumed. But what would be the still wine holiday? The Romans had a god of wine so why couldn’t we have a wine holiday?
I would personally like to celebrate all of the diverse grapes that are grown across the world along with the same varietal being grown in different places and having different tasting notes. I read an article recently that said you should make your wine 2015 resolution to try a different varietal of wine every month.
This brings us to one of the most popular white wine varieties that you can find tasting differently all over the world. The 2013 Stone Mountain Vineyards Pinot Grigio comes from Dyke, Virginia far a top a mountain. Here is their description of their wine:
Made using traditional Italian methods, our Pinot Grigio has a golden straw hue and bright and lively fruit flavors with intense aromas of fresh figs, honeysuckle and melon. Try pairing it with a flaky white fish such as sea bass for a delightful flavor compliment
So what did I think?
Color – Light golden yellow.
Nose – Floral notes of tropical fruits.
Taste – Lots of grapefruit and some other tropical fruits like pineapple.
Finish – Light, crisp and clean.
Overall, this wine is a little lighter than some Italian Pinot Grigios but it is still good and crisp. This is a great wine to go with a light white flaky fish. It is well balanced, I just wish it had a tad bit more flavor.