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NV Charles Smith K Vintners 'Vino' Evergreen Vineyard Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley, USA

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Average: $12   From: $10   To: $14

Price History for NV Charles Smith K Vintners 'Vino' Evergreen Vineyard Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley, USA
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Grape Variety

Pinot Grigio is more than just the Italian name for Pinot Gris. Although the two names refer to a single grape variety, the wine styles they represent are clearly distinct from one another. The difference between Pinot Grigio wines and Pinot Gris wines is so clear and well-established that the two are often treated as if they were two distinct varieties.

The refreshing Pinot Grigio style has enjoyed great success in various countries, most recently the United States, (where it is fondly nicknamed "Greej") and Australia. The most common descriptors of the style are "light", "crisp" and "dry". These characteristics are complemented by aroma notes citing lemon, green apple and blossoms.

The Grigio style is achieved by ...more


Region
  • Columbia Valley, in the south-western corner of Washington State, is one of the United States' very largest official wine regions (see AVA). The area covers just over 11 million acres (4.5 million hectares), of which 40,000 acres (16,000ha) are under vine. The Columbia Valley is centered around the Columbia River and its tributaries, the Walla Walla and Yakima Rivers, and contains most of Washington's smaller AVAs, including Red Mountain, the Walla Walla Valley and Horse Heaven Hills.

    The Columbia Valley runs for 140 miles (220km) from the Canadian border southwards into northern Oregon. The Cascade Mounta ...more

  • Washington state is located in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, immediately north of Oregon. Although its wine history is relatively short, it now produces more wine than any other US state, other than California. Almost all wine production occurs in Washington's hot, desert-like eastern part, although there is some grape growing and one ...more


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