Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Day 231 - Villa Borghetti Grigio Luna Pinot Grigio

This Pinot Grigio is okay, but not great.  It’s not all that fruity.  It is somehow sort of acidic maybe? 

We paired it with pasta served with pesto, fresh veggies, and mozzarella balls (review on day 166 of this blog).  Sadly, the food overpowered the wine and we felt that the Grigio Luna Pinot Grigio just didn’t hold up its end of the bargain in this meal. 

Beautiful name.  Pretty label.  Doesn't make you barf.
I gotta say, this wine just brought nuttin’ to the table.  It didn’t make me barf, but it didn’t leave me wanting more.  And really, is “Didn’t make me barf” a good enough reason to purchase this one again when there are so many good (and cheap) wines to choose from at Trader Joe’s?

Looks pretty in the glass!
The best part of this wine is the NAME.  Grigio Luna.  Doesn’t it just sound fancy and pretty?  It means “moon”.  We like the singer Mary Chapin Carpenter and she has a great song about her cat Luna.  You can listen to it here:
We saw her sing it in concert outdoors in Northern Virginia.  It was so funny – she explained it is about her cat, Luna, who went missing and they were really upset.  So she wrote and recorded this song about it.  Then Luna returned J.  And the song was already recorded.  So when she sang it she smiled a bit – especially when she sang, “Nothing to give us one thin clue…” and “Guess it’s part of the plan to know we’ll never FIND her…”. 

Try it if you would like to, but it is not our favorite.
So to summarize – we normally like Pinot Grigios but this one is not repeat worthy.

Price – $5.99

Rating – 2.75

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