Swimming in White Wine

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Terlato Wine Group.

Sorry for the radio silence for the last week or so. I was traveling to Philly and San Francisco for work and thought I’d have some internet access other than through my phone, but technological difficulties got in my way. Back on the horse now that I’m back home again. I’m done with business travel for the next year or so as well!

Anyway, swimming in a tub of crisp, cool, white wine actually sounds a little bit like heaven on earth right now given the heat, humidity, and heat index here in the old D of C. Such a transition from high 50s-low 60s in San Francisco to step off the plane into 103 degrees with something like 70% humidity! For a day like that, this 2008 Terlato Pinot Grigio made a perfect summer sipper. I see that 2007 retails for about $18-$25, so I gather this one was about the same, it had a real cork closure, and the bottle got pitched before I could record the alcohol content.

On the nose I found the wine to be tropical, with lemon, pear, pineapple, melon, and florals. Overall, it’s a very aromatic wine, I could smell it across the room as Matt poured the glasses. In the mouth I found lemon, pineapple, tropical fruit, melon, orange zest, and orange. It was crisp and tingly on the tongue and made a great accompaniment to the DC weather. I’d like to see it priced closer to $14, though, inching up toward and over $20 is a little rich for me.