June 16, 2017

Armeli Pinot Grigio

Geographic Area:                          Veneto                            
Grapes:                                        100% Pinot Grigio          
Alcohol Content:                           12% Vol.                        

Vinification:      Soft pressing with must fermentation at controlled temperature.
Colour:             Straw yellow in colour with light golden hues.
Bouquet:          Fruity, fresh and elegant.

Taste: Tasty, citrusy, fresh.
A straightforward weekday white for chicken, fish, pastas tossed in olive oil and most appetizers. Tangy notes of citrus, white crunchy fruit, spring flowers and almonds. The palate is fresh with a creamy edge and lively crisp fruits. Solid value, refreshing and simply tasty.

I am here for the WWDC 2017 for Apple and we are visiting Vin Santo restaurante in San Jose Ca. Tuesday was the $1 oysters and 1/2 off wine bottles, so we stopped in for dinner. Here I have my taste of this interesting Pinot Grigio.


This second installment of Urban Wine Life from the Robertson Winery.  I try a $6.99 Robertson Winery  Sauvignon Blanc.  This is a South African wine that normally shows up pretty well (reference the Chenin Blancs and Chardonnays) During this episode, I try this South African Sauvignon Blanc and sadly compare it to the best regions for this grape such as  Oregon State and New Zealand. Here are the notes.

Full bodied with powerful varietal flavours of bell-pepper, green apple and freshly cut grass. Good structure with lovely balancing acidity. Enjoy now with seafood, smoked salmon, roast chicken and pork


Today I open up my lovely bottle of Auslese for a dish with Seasoned chicken breast, Brussels sprouts, cranberries and a side of mashed sweet potatoes.  Being a lover of Riesling, this food pairing was perfect for this dish I had for dinner with a slightly sweet wine that would compliment this meal very well.  I was not disappointed.  With this podcast, I speak to a little history of one of the most noblest and respected grapes on earth.

Tasting Notes
​​​​​​​Sweet, Citrus, Peach, Medium-bodied Piesport, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany produced from very ripe grapes grown in the prestigious Mosel region, this wine possesses a wonderful bouquet of fruits and well-defined, vibrant flavors. It has a finish which goes on and on. Enjoy with fish, fruits, or cheese


With my first installment of Urban Wine Life as a podcast.  I try a $6.99 Robertson Winery Pinotage.  This is a South African wine that normally shows up pretty well (reference the Chenin Blancs and Chardonnays) During this episode, I'm feeling out this method of review without doing it as a video podcast. Here are the notes.  

A deep purple tint on the rim with delicious flavors of ripe strawberry, banana, juicy plums and rich, red cherry. Produced in an early drinking style with well-integrated wood and a soft, smooth finish. Enjoy now with roast beef, guinea fowl, roast chicken, stews, lamb, pizza and pasta.