California, a great place to get Italian-style Pinot Grigio
Pinot Grigio is an Italian-style light, usually dry white wine. Unlike its red cousin, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio or in the non-Italian version, Pinot Gris, rarely produces great wines. Pinot Grigio food pairings include Veal Scallopini, Pasta Primavera, Pasta with Garlic and Oil, and Cobb Salad.
Pinot Grigio wines start at about $7 and rarely reach the $30 range. The Schiopetto Pinot Grigio Collio at $37 is an exception. But it's a fine wine that starts with lemon, papaya, and pineapple aromas that develop into a full-bodied palate, nicely acidic wine tasting of apples and minerals. This is about as good as Pino Grigio gets. But if you're not in the habit of spending this kind of money on wine, I don't think that you'll want to start on a Pino Grigio. You might prefer spending $20 on a Luna Pinot Grigio Napa County, freshly acidic wine that tastes of citrus zest and figs. In the same price range you can go for an Italian Pino Grigio such as Atems whose winery has been in the northeastern Fruili-Venezia Guili region since the early Twelfth Century. This wine is fruit-filled and pleasantly acidic.