Ah, the $5 import section at Trader Joes. My home away from home. It’s where I get things to drink for my everyday life though many times it’s good enough to present to guests. Grifone is a go to brand for me; everything is at least decent, and I always know I’m getting value. Grifone Organic Pinot Grigio is a perfect example. It’s great for the money and organic to boot!
The Grifone Organic Pinot Grigio comes in at 12% ABV which makes it perfect for weeknight drinks. It’s a good one just to keep in stock at the house for whenever drinks. I don’t know much about the wines origins or if it’s 100% Pinot Grigio. I chilled the wine down to about 45 degrees. I’d get a Corkcicle if you are experiencing the same heat wave we are on the west coast. The wine had a lovely apple aroma when opened and a lovely color akin to a golden delicious.
The Grifone Organic Pinot Grigio had a moderately perfumed nose of apple, pears, lemons, minerals and hints of peach. It tastes nigh on identical to the nose, but it’s got a little-added depth with lively acidity in the front and mid and a surprising sweetness in the finish. It’s not too sweet, but it’s long with dried apple, honeycomb, pineapple, and minerals.
The Grifone Organic Pinot Grigio isn’t reinventing the wheel here, but it’s got a bit of a different character than most Pinot Grigio. It’s got more orchard flavors which I actually enjoy. The acidity works with food or sipped alone. I’ve had it a few times, and it’s a real stand out for a good cheese plate. It would also make an excellent base for any “fall” themed sangria! I give it 88 points and will buy it again and again. I feel like this is wine that regular “sweet” wine lovers will like too, so it’s got crowd-pleasing potential.
Have you tried the Grifone Organic Pinot Grigio? If so let us know what you thought!