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

  • 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
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a mouthful of Pinot Grigio and a wine that has body and is perfectly balanced with zippy acidity and very aromatic, good complexity, length and that subtle elegance that shows muscle and long and flowing finish. It is a little spicy with red apple and melon, and LOTS of minerals on the aftertaste
  • 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 that is asking for food! Perfect for roasted chicken or a pasta with chicken sausage!
    Drink from 2017 to 2019
  • 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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