Happy Tuesday! We have a truly rare occasion tonight in that I am reviewing a white wine! Yes, I am a super red wine fan, but I happened to have this wine in the house and opened it for a friend who was visiting last week and decided to taste it myself, the 2014 Lindeman's Bin 85 Pinot Grigio from southeastern Australia. So here goes nothing!
The wine is a classic, very light coloration so typical of a Pinot Grigio. The nose exhibits lovely aromas of pear, rose petals and a bit of apple blossom. The taste is quite refreshing, with lovely crisp fruit up front, pear, apple and white grapefruit that transition to some nice earthy elements of iron, peat and granite. The finish is quite refreshing, with a crispness of fresh citrus that's not sweet but rather dry, perfect for a red wine guy like me.
Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 7.5, it's not perfect, but really what white wine could be? In any case, it's easy drinking and food friendly and a terrific value at about $6! Tonight I am enjoying this with a classic dinner that begs for a white wine, a gunflint walleye (I got the recipe from a Minnesota fishing website here, but needless to say, garlic lemon butter combined with a bread crumb and romano crust makes this a fish to make your midweek, perfect with a crisp refreshing Pinot Grigio!), some pesto linguine and steamed Brussels sprouts. What a fantastic combination!