Disclosure: This bottle was sent to The Wine Cask Blog compliments of Stilletto Entertainment for review.
Nose of fresh peaches and citrus notes
Acidic core with citrus and chalk on the palate
Finish of pear and nicely tapering mineral layers.
I usually cringe at seeing celebrities or entertainers on wine labels- and there are plenty of them. When I received this bottle with the description of the iconic Barry Manilow brand on the back label, I thought of all the "Fanilows" that this wine will appeal to. I didn't think it would also appeal to me.
I never would have reached for this wine in a shop, but I quickly learned once again not to judge a book by its cover. This is a nicely crafted Pinot Grigio with a very desirable combination of fruit, acidity, and minerality. A sampling of prices puts this wine at $15 or so. Raise a glass!