I kind of threw this one in the cart on a whim, figuring there might come a time when I need a simple, easy and versatile white to enjoy on a hot summer day with friends. And that’s exactly how we tasted this wine.
At only $10.49, I knew I wouldn’t be out much; plus we haven’t reviewed a ton of Pinot Gris on the site, so it became a bit of a win-win. The wine pours an almost clear yellow and is pretty subtle on the nose with just a little tropical fruit.
Rather enjoyable in the mouth with pear and sour apple flavors, a little tangy acidity. Seemed like a healthy dose of alcohol bringing up the rear but the wine turns out to be pretty reasonable with just 13.5%.
That strong alcohol taste dissipated after the wine sat out, or we could have been a little deeper in the bottle and just didn’t notice. Either way, it wasn’t a huge issue, and I seemed to notice it more than others.
For $10, this is a good buy. Our group agreed that it was fun to drink but not a wine they planned to rush out and buy by the case. There’s not a lot going on, but it’s bright and crisp and easy to enjoy, particularly on a hot summer day, and even moreso with a gang of friends.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 86 Points
Costco item number: 248281
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA