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Terlato Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2009

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From the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California this lively bright wine delivers flavors of orange blossom, melon and pear. Perfect for a light supper of roasted chicken and grilled vegetables.

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Terlato Family Vineyards:
After 50 years in the wine industry, wine is still an inspiration for me. Every vintage brings an anticipation and excitement. After all, it’s a new birth. When I discovered Pinot Grigio in Italy, I was taken by its fresh aromas, its crispness, freshness and the way it paired effortlessly with foods. It was virtually unknown when I brought it to the United States in 1979. Not surprisingly, a... Read more
After 50 years in the wine industry, wine is still an inspiration for me. Every vintage brings an anticipation and excitement. After all, it’s a new birth. When I discovered Pinot Grigio in Italy, I was taken by its fresh aromas, its crispness, freshness and the way it paired effortlessly with foods. It was virtually unknown when I brought it to the United States in 1979. Not surprisingly, an entire nation of wine drinkers embraced Pinot Grigio for the same reasons I did. Today Pinot Grigio is the most requested wine in fine restaurants, and Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is the quality leader for the varietal. The U.S. was introduced to a new wine, as well as a new level of quality from Italy. I still feel about it today the same way I did the first time I tasted it. When I tasted Syrah from the Rhone Valley, dense, rich and aromatic, it immediately captured my fascination as well. It was a wine that I knew could stand alongside the best of another classic, Cabernet Sauvignon, because the taste profiles were similar: dense, rich and aromatic. We have fashioned our Syrah along those same lines. Of course, like most wine lovers, I have had a lifelong love affair with Bordeaux, the aristocracy of red wines, a blend of classic varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Angels’ Peak is the first of three blends we will introduce. When my sons and I decided to become vintners, our winemaking team found the right soil, and climate conditions that suited our needs. We planted some vineyards, bought others and Terlato Vineyards was born. It is small venture, but a sincere tribute to the wines and winemakers who have inspired us for decades. I regard these winemakers as artists and dreamers. I know this is true because now I am a winemaker myself. I want Terlato Vineyards to stand among the finest wines in the world, with those crafted by my friends. Read less

External Reviews for Terlato Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio

External Review
Source: Bowery And Vine
06/27/2011

Light onion skin color with ripe peach, apricot, citrus fruits and honeysuckle on the nose. It is lively and fresh with flavors of granny smith apple, stone fruits, and a core of minerality, a mouthfilling texture, and a mouthwatering crisp, clean finish.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/07/2011

Terrifically tangy, delivering a white peach, citrus and mango core of ripe fruit, a supersmooth texture and wonderfully juicy acidity, finishing with a note of lemongrass. Drink now. 4,000 cases made. -MW Wine Spectator. A Pinot Gris wine from California in USA. 2009 Terlato Pinot Grigio 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/18/2013

Top Chef, Bravo's James Beard Award-winning food show, selected the Terlato Wine Group - owner of five premium California wineries - to craft elegant wines that are refined, well balanced and food friendly.



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From the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, California this lively bright wine delivers flavors of orange blossom, melon and pear. Perfect for a light supper of roasted chicken and grilled vegetables.

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