Pinot Grigio – it’s not just from Italy anymore. Movie star Drew Barrymore is a fan of this crisp white wine, and has partnered with Carmel Road winery to produce a delicious rendition. A mélange of aromas and flavors delight the senses – perfumed honeydew, lemon curd, banana, and apple fruit join together with a thin thread of minerality and juicy acidity that make this a delightful bistro wine or poolside sipper. True to its California origin, there is more upfront fruit and palate presence than is usually found in its weaker Italian sisters. Enjoy this at your next soiree, and watch the crowd come alive.
MSRP: $18 (September 2016)
Wine Lines rating: 89