This wine needs to breath! My husband and I opened the wine, decanted it and started drinking it right away. We were very disappointed with it! It was very acidic and harsh, and almost had a vinegar feel to it, and as a result could only bear to drink half a glass each. However, the next night, I decided to give the wine another try (at this point it had been breathing overnight), and the wine had opened up and was smooth and round (no more vinegar!). The second night the wine had a light body with a nose of raspberries and strawberries and had a velvety smoothness to it. Can be enjoyed alone or with food (after extensive breathing!).
medium bodied with a citris note, not too acidic,with a slightly bold finish. Best Pino Grigio I've tasted so far. Only around $8 which is a bonus too. A must try!
External Reviews for Estancia Pinot Noir Pinnacles Ranches Monterey County
Appearance: Ruby RedAroma: Enticing and brightly lifted fruit aromas of raspberry, cherry and warm spicesFlavor: Luscious berries and baking spices; medium-bodied with a lingering, silky finish; good structure and balance - WineryAppellation: MontereyFermentation: 100% open-top tank fermented, 100% secondary malolactic fermentationOak Aging: 100% aged in small oak barrels for 10 months; 25% New French oakTotal Acidity: 5.82 g/LpH: 3.67Alcohol: 13.5%
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