Venica Jesera Collio Pinot Grigio 2014

Recommendation: “Not Bad” Pinot Grigio we will probably buy again.

Winery/Producer: Produced and bottled b y Vencia & Vinica; Dolegna Del Collio, Italy

Grape Variety: Pinot Grigio.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Collio, Italy.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $19.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company, Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Mixed greens (from the garden) and vegetable salad with Greek style dressing topped with poached chicken slices; garlic bread.


    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear with an unusual metallic gold color. A little damp earth and lots of pineapple and tropical fruit aromas. Smooth with a touch of creaminess and plenty of acidity; fairly heavy ripe melon and pear taste that carry through the long dry finish that extends into a slight bitter aftertaste. “Not Bad” Pinot Grigio, in fact one of the better ones we have had while in California this winter; BUT, even though it has nice acidity, the heaviness gives it a taste that lacks the wonderful fresh crispness of Italian Pinot Grigio we have come to like so much. With all that said it still gets a positive recommendation and we will probably buy it again. I would categorize it as “Not Bad” Pinot Grigio we will probably buy again.

    She said: Fairly dark golden color, lots of tiny bubbles forming on the glass, lots of thin well moving legs. A mellow earthy aroma introduces a round full flavored mouth feel that is dry and has lots of flavor and acidity. With a medium-heavy body and slight creaminess it is not as crisp as some Pinot Grigio, but is beautifully smooth. The finish is long and full of flavor. The wine was delicious with the dinner as well as sipping after dinner. I highly recommend it.

    The Venica vineyard in the hills of Friuli
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Alcohol: 12.5%

UPC Code: 6 09750 10010 9

Imported by: Wine Warehouse; Los Angeles, California.

Photo from Venica & Venica.