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Pinot Grigio
Pinot Grigio is one of the world's most popular wines. Also known under the French moniker "Pinot Gris", and even the German "Ruländer" among others, Pinot Grigio is a chameleon of a grape. It is produced in a range of styles, from the light fruity Italian style that has gained popularity, to a more mineral, flinty rich wine favored by the French -- particularly in Alsace -- and emulated by many in the new world.

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  • There is no such thing as "White Zinfandel", this a blend of usually colombard, red grape juice and sugar. It was origionally invented and sold by Sutter Home.

    Oct 06, 2010 at 12:56 PM


  • White Zinfandel is the product of 1) crushed and pressed low quality Zin (which would not likely make a good red) or 2) the by-product of bleed-off (Saignee) from crushed zin (this is done to get better color extraction..Zin tends to have difficulty getting color).

    Sutter Home did not invent White Zin. They did invent marketing white zin. There are roses made from just about any red grape. Typically, yuong vineyards have a difficult time with concentration and structure. So, it is not uncommon to make rose out of young Tempranillo, young Cabernet Sauvignon, etc. Many times the rose is a by-product of the red being made through the bleeding procedure.

    2 cents from a Winemaker.

    Oct 06, 2010 at 4:15 PM


  • Snooth User: TomG
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    "Riesling is a chameleon of a grape, able to produce world-class wines that range from bone-dry to unctuously sweet."

    "Unctuously"??? Really????? What happened to "...do me a favor and keep your smooth, greasy wines away from me."? Actually, I think I know what you mean (maybe even what Parker means when he says it).

    Oct 06, 2010 at 4:49 PM


  • Snooth User: RamBoDan56
    1134050 29

    A good wine will brings back your true spirit...

    Sep 02, 2012 at 9:54 PM


  • Snooth User: whamo9
    726201 1

    "Unctuously!" Really? Isn't that one of those hated wine words?

    Sep 26, 2012 at 1:31 PM


  • What exactly does a forest floor taste like?

    Sep 26, 2012 at 11:01 PM


  • You're hilarious! Didn't you just write an article about your 5 most hated words in wine writing, which began with unctuous? Sheesh. You're starting to remind me of Mitt Romney.

    Sep 29, 2012 at 5:10 PM


  • Snooth User: LiLu
    1146577 21

    I liked TomG's comment- Unctuously? Really? :)

    Oct 06, 2012 at 7:19 PM


  • "You're starting to remind me of Mitt Romney"

    Does Romney drink wine? Your beloved Messiah drinks beer.

    Oct 07, 2012 at 3:37 PM


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