A Wine for Tonight: 2009 Turning Leaf Pinot Grigio

By Kori ~ September 9th, 2010.

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2009 Turning Leaf Pinot Grigio from California.

Our selection criteria include:

  • A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
  • A price tag of <=$15
  • Must be widely available

Turning Leaf Vineyards is one of the brands in the E. & J. Gallo Winery portfolio. E. & J. Gallo Winery, headquartered in Modesto, California, is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the largest exporter of California wine. Sixteen family members spanning three generations of the Gallo family actively work at the winery. Turning Leaf is one of the most recognized, value-priced wines in the United States.

“The 2009 Turning Leaf Pinot Grigio features fruit richness with ripe apple and pear. A nicely balanced vintage, it boasts strong mineral and acidity on the finish.” –Turning Leaf

2009 Turning Leaf Pinot Grigio (California): Very light, straw yellow in color. Aromatic with citrus fruits, especially lemon, and honeysuckle on the nose. More citrus fruits, lemon, apple, and almonds come through on the palate. Dry and light-bodied with crisp acidity and a long, refreshing finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $8; Available elsewhere, $5 to $8

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, California Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, White Wine, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25

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