Wine Find

Wine Find

May 28, 2008|By [Michael Dresser]

2007 Benessere Pinot Grigio

From:

Carneros, Napa Valley, Calif.

Price:

$26

Serve with:

Spicy Asian cuisine, crab cakes

This well-made, slightly off-dry pinot grigio is a far cry from so many of the bland, neutral wines made from this varietal. It simply bursts with fruit - tropical, citrus, peach, cherry - and certainly wakes up a sleepy palate. There are also pleasant undertones of herbs and minerals. The wine's slightly sweet impression is a departure from past versions, but the bold acidity keeps it in balance. Drink it young for maximum enjoyment.

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