2005 TAMAS ESTATES PINOT GRIGIO





Wednesday, 4/11, Fresno, CA
After a day of training and a somewhat abbreviated workout, the place we are staying at, The Piccadilly Inn, has a very, very limited fitness room, a group of us headed out in search of dinner. We landed at P.F. Chang's in Fresno and were promptly seated. Perusing the wine list I came across the 05 Tamas Estates Pinot Grigio and ordered a glass. When it was served I noticed right away that it really wasn't at the temperature I would have expected and was, in fact, more warm than chilled. I should have sent it back right then but decided to go ahead and drink it how it was served. On the nose I noticed an abundance of grapefruit and citrus but more grapefruit than anything. Much more than I like to smell in a pinot grigio. In the mouth this wine tasted almost carbonated with the aforementioned grapefruit still present on the tongue. The finish was a little too acidic for my tastes as well. I have a feeling that this wine is probably a much better wine when it is chilled properly and consumed on a nice, summer day. I gave it 3 corkscrews due to the fact that I will try this again under different circumstances and it retails for about $9-11/bottle so the value is there. Come June I'll track down another bottle of this and give it another chance. I'll let you know if it gets better, as I anticipate, or is worse. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!

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