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2018 PINOT GRIGIO, North Coast

2018 PINOT GRIGIO, North Coast

A lively and crisp dry white wine with zesty citrus, apple and melon aromas, bright acidity, and a refreshing, fruity finish. Made in classic Italian style, it is the perfect afternoon picnic wine. The grapes were grown in the North Coast AVA of Sonoma County.


"This rises above oceans of average domestic Pinot Grigio with attractive interplay between lime and stone fruit flavors, and the crisp acidity keeps your mouth watering for another sip.  More than just a poolside pounder, I would serve this alongside a fine antipasto salad or a creamy whitefish prep – it’s got more than enough punch to handle it."
91 Points, Rich Cook, Wine Review Online


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*91 Points*
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Wine Specs
100% Pinot Grigio
North Coast
Harvest Date
September 8-27, 2018
6.3 g/L
Stainless steel tank-aged
Bottling Date
April 4, 2019
Residual Sugar
3.10 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
“Clean, crisp, and delightful, came to mind right away. The combination of flavors is irresistible: Apple, pear, melon, and citrus are accented by baking spice and floral notes, with minerals and vanilla on the long finish. Alcohol is an ample 14.4 percent, somewhat higher than, say, a typical Italian Pinot Grigio. But the wine’s superb balance makes that an afterthought." - Edward Deitch,
More often than not, the term “Pinot Grigio” calls to mind a lighter, simpler version of Pinot Gris, and this one from Castello di Amorosa is, in fact, not a wine of great substance and heft, but it is a lovely, exceptionally well-crafted example with a delicate trim of minerals highlighting its extended message of mildly juicy, pear- and melon-like fruit. It is light in body, slightly firm in balance and wholly absent the chalky astringency to which its variety is inclined, and, if calling it a “serious” wine may be a little excessive, it goes several deliciously satisfying steps further than most in the genre. - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Winemaker Notes
Closely related to Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio takes its name from the color of the grape skins, which range from copper to gray. It is thought to have originated from a mutation of the Burgundian variety Pinot Noir, discovered by monks in the 14th century who collected and propagated the grape from just a few cuttings.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect as a pre-dinner sipper or with fresh salads containing prosciutto, ripe cantaloupe and mild cheese. great with all types of seafood, picnics and at tailgate parties.
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Product Reviews
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Jim Sullivan
(Feb 18, 2020 at 4:03 PM)
One of my favorite wines that the Castello makes. It's really food friendly and easy to drink on it's own.

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Tyson T
(Feb 18, 2020 at 4:33 PM)
Pear, lemon, lemongrass, apricot, blockbuster is highly approachable with superior balance, crisp acidity, and finest fruit. Pinot Grigio is one of those wines that traditionally sits in the background,- this one however, brings out all sorts of zing...very good.

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Timothy Gilmore
(Mar 19, 2020 at 6:09 AM)
the best pinot grigio ever. amazing fruit flavors,fresh crisp

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Dr. Raúl Soto- Yulfo
(Aug 15, 2020 at 5:06 PM)
Amazing wine! One of the best Pinot I have had in years !

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