2010 Scarpetta Pinot Grigio


2010 Scarpetta Pinot Grigio

$17.99 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

Gary’s Notes: This wine is produced by two very interesting young men, one a Master Sommelier, the other a classically-trained French chef who teamed up to launch a restaurant called “Frasca” in Boulder, CO . After meeting and working together at the French Laundry in Napa, the two struck out with their own venture with Frasca, inspired by a trip to Friuli, Italy, whose cuisine and wine forms the basic concept for the restaurant.

Bobby Stuckey, one of only 94 MSs in the country and Lachlan Mackinnin-Patterson, who trained in France and at the knee of Thomas Keller, have gone the next step and launched their own wine brand called Scarpetta. Thus far, their line consists of five wines, and this month we’re featuring the 2010 Pinot Grigio. All of the wines are made from fruit grown in three vineyards in the Friuli region.

Winery Tasting Notes: “Light straw color with hint of salmon. Aromas of white flowers, stone fruits such as apricot and peach, lavender, plus hints of minerality. On the palate, the wine is crisp and dry with medium-high acidity and tastes of stone fruits, honey, pear and minerals.” Recommended food pairings are prosciutto, sashimi, chicken, pork and fish dishes.

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