Golden Gate Pinot Grigio

Price: $3
Maker: Golden State Vineyards, American Canyon, Napa County, California
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, artificial cork
Alcohol: 12%
Our Rating: 8 out of 10

Golden Gate Pinot Grigio is a non-vintage California wine priced in the Two Buck Chuck range. Surprisingly, it’s not all bad. The mild nose has weak notes of spicy apple. The wine is light bodied, with grapefruit/citrus predominating with a bit of apple and pear. There’s a bit of acidity in the finish, but not a lot. It’s a light, refreshing wine that would go well with fruit or mild fish dishes.

Golden State Vineyards is a major wine maker, but the vast majority of their production is sold in bulk to other companies. For the price, this wine is quite drinkable. If your budget is severely limited, or if you have to serve a lot of wine without spending a lot of money, give Golden Gate Pinot Grigio a try.

6 thoughts on “Golden Gate Pinot Grigio

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  2. JoLynn Mares

    It’s not that i can’t afford a better wine, its that I’ve found a good quality wine that happens to be a good price. (outrageously good price) which by the way, I thought would not be that great, because of the price. My friend brought it over,and i tried it,and I was surprised at the quality of this “cheap” wine! Now, I can’t get it from my local market where we got it before. Could I please order some? Email me with order info., if possible. Sincerely, JoLynn Mares

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  3. Terry Tonon

    Hi JoLynn,
    Did you ever find a way to order the Golden Gate pinot grigio. I am in the same place as you and would love to locate some. Up until recently it was available at my local grocery chain. Thanks in advance for any info.
    Terry Tonon

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  4. Trudy McQuillan

    I too have enjoyed your Pinot Gregio purchased at a local supermarket but can not longer find it available on their shelves. It’s a wonderful wine and I hope to be able to purchase it again, very soon.
    Hope you let me know where I can find it.
    Thanks

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  5. A Kelley

    Hi,

    Golden Gate Pinot Grigio is Great!! If you have an Albertsons in your area they carry it. I order by the case and they get it in in a few days.
    Good luck.

    Reply

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