Wine Whore Score = 8/10 Points (stats below)





Summary:
Reading about the success of Barefoot�s pinot grigio wine made me ripe with aniticpation to try this winery�s sparkling wine made with the same varietal. After abandoning it to deeply chill in my fridge, the time had finally come to taste this intriguing bubbly. I carefully coaxed the eager cork from its bottle which let out a sigh of relief as a loud pop echoed through the house. A greedy smile crept over my face as I watched the Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio generously effervesce over the wall of tall etched champagne flute. Crisp bites of pear and apple caressed my tongue with every cool sip and as the fresh fruit danced away, tastes of citrus and orange refreshed my palate. After only one taste, I was convinced. This interesting varietal of sparkling wine is not only affordable but also very refreshing, fragrant, and not to mention, fun.



Recommended Food Pairing:
I personally accompanied this sparkling wine with steaming bowl of shrimp scampi. The Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio melded well with the creamy blend of delicate linguini and seafood. The bright crisp taste of the sparkling wine combined with hints of citrus which linger on the tongue through the finish, brought out the flavor of the dish without accenting the undesirable �fishiness� of the dish. If you aren�t in the mood for seafood, try this sparkling wine either toasted alone or paired with other dishes such as salads, vegetables, and even fresh fruit. The effervescence of this sparkling wine is very refreshing and pairs well with such light dishes.


Vintage Info:
Accoring to Jen: �Bubbly and light-bodied, this effervescent wine combines delicate floral aromas with the crisp flavors of yellow apples, summer pears and white peaches. It finishes with citrusy and hints of sweet tangerines.�



Stats:
Vintage: 2007
Varietal: Pinot Grigio blended with Malvasia, Muscat, and Symphony
Appellation: California
Residual Sugar: 1.7%
Production: N/A
Alcohol %: 12.6


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Barefoot discovered a great product when they released this pinot grigio as part of the Barefoot Bubbly line of sparkling wines in 2007. What I admire most about Barefoot is their philosophy �to make delicious, affordable wines that can be enjoyed by everyone, from first-time wine consumers to long-time connoisseurs.� After getting barefoot with the bubbly pinot grigio, I rate it a total of 32 out of 40 points and an average score of 8 out of 10 points. The fact that this wine is fun to drink, tastes great, and is inexpensive offers a great alternative to everyday reds which can sometimes be too heavy for a lighter meal, celebrating with friends, or just relaxing in the sun.

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