A Cubic Zirconia in the Rough

by Victoria D'Olier on January 21, 2011 | Comments Off on A Cubic Zirconia in the Rough |

Cavit Pinot Grigio

Tastes (and costs) just like house wine from Rome

Per the outstanding suggestion of Mr. Chuck Braden I returned to Costco with a revised agenda, Cavit Pinot Grigio.  I needed some white wine for risotto and figured, I’d have a glass while preparing dinner.  With a solid chill previously imparted upon it and a balmy night, it was really an unexpectedly lovely surprise.

Now, before I get ahead of myself, let’s get our facts straight: it is a 1.5 liter bottle of bin Pinot Grigio from Costco, it is not a revelation nor a complex experience but it is refreshing, it is food friendly, and it really does taste like what you get when you order the house wine in some local pizza joint in Rome.

The nose is stoney and minerally with green apples and light floral notes.  On the palate, the wine is lemony with moderate to moderate plus acidity.  This would be a lovely pairing with fresh swordfish topped with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon or a mild olive oil laced pasta primavera. I would absolutely recommend this as an easy drinking, go-to, budget friendly white.

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