2015 Blason Pinot Grigio Isonzo SKU #1258307


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Tasting Notes

Giovanni Blason and his wife Valentina are young producers who continuously surprise us with the price-to-quality ratio of their wines, earning them tons of kudos in Gambero Rosso and beyond. They come from the Isonzo region of Northern Italy, right up against the Slovenian border. Their Pinot Grigio is really sensational, full in the mouth, rich on the palate and extraordinarily drinkable at this price! Very aromatic, with good complexity, length and that subtle elegance that shows muscle and a long and flowing finish.

Staff Reviews

  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    The nose of this wine immediately says this is not another Pinot Grigio, not a watery, simplistic, grocery store version, this is a wine. The nose is full of white flower, ripe pear and with hints of fennel, but beyond the aromatic palette there is a complexity that sends images of a certain density. On the palate the wine does have a richness that passes across your tongue and leaves that ripe pear flavors with hints of fennel. The finish is full and broad and leaves an inviting savory snap, wonderful acidity in this wine, that is asking for food! Perfect for roasted chicken or a pasta with chicken sausage!
    Drink from 2017 to 2019
  • Jim Barr
    By: Jim Barr
    K&L Staff Member
    Greg St.Clair’s review of this lovely Gem on our web-site is right on target! This is not your typically watery, simple Pinot Grigio. This is a for real white wine with fleshiness and depth of character. We have been importing the Blason wines for well over ten years now, ever since Greg discovered them way back when, and each year their wines seem to knock up the quality by a notch or two. This gorgeous Pinot Grigio is perhaps the best that has come from them thus far; of course, 2015 is a great vintage in Europe, and this wine totally reflects that fact. Rich and lush, the nose shows high perfumed amounts of jasmine and cream, with hints of pear and anise, while in the mouth it is deep in flavor, yet balanced and lush across a clean, crisp, and mouthwatering mid-range and finish. The Bean wants me to bring home several cases of this Gem; she wants it with her seared ahi tuna dinners. A SUPERB WHITE WINE VALUE! >>>A K&L WINE MERCHANTS’ DIRECT IMPORT<<< ***** 12.5% ABV *****
    Drink from 2017 to 2020
  • Joe Bruno
    By: Joe Bruno
    K&L Staff Member
    Aromas of lilies upfront transition towards orchids, green apple, and citrus pith. Hints of faint stone fruit also present. On the palate, juicier than expected with mouthwatering acidity. Bitter almond notes move into lemon, lime, and yellow apple. Light and refreshing
  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    K&L Staff Member
    The Blason Pinot Grigio from Friuli Isonzo is a fine expression of Pinot Grigio at an incomparable price point! Aromas and flavors of golden delicious apple, lime zest and ripe comice pear are counterbalanced by a dry, somewhat chalky undertone and saline minerality. The pleasingly viscous mouthfeel is zipped up neatly by a tart green apple finish. A fantastic springtime selection that may be enjoyed all through the summer months.
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    This is an awesome value every vintage but it's especially good this time around thanks to the exceptional 2015 vintage. An aromatic array of apple skin, melon and hints of red fruit and a surprisingly delicious palate make this a fantastic everyday white.


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