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Monday, June 07, 2010

2009 Chateau Chantal Pinot Grigio

This retails for $14 through the winery.

Big nose. Almost Sauv Blancy - grassy and grapefruity qualities dominate.

Somewhat lighter than I expected based on the nose - more grass and grapefruit. Fascinating - in a blind tasting this almost certainly would've thrown me off. A good amount of fruit and acid. In the mid-palate I get a bit of vanilla and more tropical sort of qualities.

More grapefruit - where I was getting a bit of a white grapefruit thing on the palate, this is morphing more into the pink category - a bit sweeter, a bit heavier, a bit fruitier even.

An argument can be made that this is simple, but at $13 it won't hold much weight. Serve this blind to your wine snob friend and see what they say.

This bottle was comped as part of the Tweet and Taste Michigan virtual Twitter tasting which took place on Monday, June 7, 2010. All attempts have been made to be honest and unbiased.

Score: 88

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