Pinot grigio: Beyond just OK
2017 Kris Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT ($14). This “easygoing” wine “helped put pinot grigio on the map in the U.S.,” and it still delivers “bright, zesty freshness and aromas of citrus, pears, and almonds.”
2017 Venica Jesera Pinot Grigio Collio ($23). With its intense aromas of lemon and golden apple, this wine has “a richer, bigger character” than most pinot grigios.
2016 Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Porer ($25). Alois Lageder makes organic pinot grigios at various price points. “This one is serious and complex, loaded with citrus flavors and savory minerality.” ■