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2010 Pietra Santa Winery Pinot Grigio, Cienega Valley, USA

NV   2010   2011
Wine Notes

Indicative blend: 97% Pinot Grigio and 3% Gewurztraminer. Depending on the vintage, the grapes for this wine may come froma different AVA.

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $13

Score: 84.
The Wine-Searcher score of 84/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
84/100  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2012 Bronze
Central Coast Wine Competition 2011 Bronze
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Grape Variety: Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is more than just the Italian name for the Pinot Gris grape variety; it also embodies stylistic differences. 'Pinot Grigio' wines are typically quite different from 'Pinot Gris' wines, even though they are made from the same variety. The difference is so well established that the two are often treated as 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 harvest ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Cienega Valley wine region

    Cienega Valley is an AVA just south of the town of Hollister in California's San Benito County. Its position along the San Andreas Fault gives it a unique terroir that is well suited to the production of complex, elegant red wines made from Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and old-vine Negrette.

    The thin valley covered by the AVA juts north-west into the Gabilan mountain range under the watchful presence of Mount Harlan (home to the Mount Harlan AVA). The ... more

  • Central Coast wine region

    The Central Coast AVA in California covers the long stretch of coastline from San Francisco Bay south to Santa Barbara, and reaches inland from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of the Central Valley. The climate and topography vary enormously across this immense region, making it impossible to general ... more

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