Tuesday, April 29, 2008

MezzaCorona Pinot Grigio delle Dolomiti, 2005

Purchased about a year ago, this is still a very good Pinot Grigio. It has mellow fruit flavors with herbal highlights--mint, basil and bergamot. It's still reasonably fresh and lively and is a good match for farfalle with spinach and lemon. But compared to what it was a year ago, it's lacking the sharply focused flavors and smells that made it special.

The 2006 should be on the shelves and offering pleasure similar to what the 2005 was giving a year ago. If you get a good buy on the 2005, it's still a decent wine for most occasions. But I would go for the younger wine.

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