Twist of Fate Winemaker’s White

LCBO#: 466318
Price: $9.95
Made in: Canada
By: Constellation Brands Inc.

This Canadian blend is composed of Pinot Grigio, Muscat and Chardonnay. The nose seems quite dry at first pour. Then, the fruity grapes grows and hints of charred barrels show up. The mouthfeel is a little crisp, but becomes syrupy. Grapes and caramel taste with some decent bitterness in the finish to blend things. Decent for the inexpensive price.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Forward Pinot Grigio Riesling

LCBO#: 427344
Price: $11.45
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Pelee Island Vineyard Inc.
Year: 2015

This Canadian blend of Pinot Grigio and Riesling gives out pear notes in the nose at first. Citrus does eventually appear with some sour hints and decent fruity sweetness. The mouthfeel has a nice dryness with the citrus flavours. A little too much yeast lingers in the end, but overall – this is quite drinkable for the price.

Rating: 3.6/5

Skinny Grape Pinot Grigio

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Price: $11.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Andres Wines Ltd

This low-carb white wine has only 80 calories per 142ml with 5 grams of carbohydrates. The aroma is quite nice and very well-representing of a Pinot Grigio with peach notes, apples and citrus. Where these wines take a little fall is the taste. The flavours start off quite well with the fruitiness found in Pinot Grigio with the natural sugars, but the finish is short. No lingering dryness, sweetness or sourness. Food does not help this, so preferred this one solo, chilled. Pretty decent for those on a low-carb diet though.

Rating: 3.3/5

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige

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Price: $18.95
Made in: Fossalta Di Portogruaro, Italy
By: S. Margherita S.P.A.
Year: 2014

Found this one at the LCBO, written this was the most popular white wine sold there. We can see why after smelling and tasting a few sips. Very well balanced between the dryness, sweetness and sourness. The aromas are fruity and slightly reserved compared to other Pinot Grigio, so less candy fruity, but real nice perfumes. The taste is where it shines. The regular flavours of fruitiness found in Pinot Grigio, but just very well-blended all-around. Well recommended as a full classy fruity white wine.

Rating: 4.2/5

Argento Pinot Grigio 2013

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Price: $9.95
Made in: Mendoza, Argentina
By: Argento Wine Company
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
2013

This Argentinian Pinot Grigio smells quite sweet at first, but not the typical fruitiness of this style. After breathing, it does get pretty close to the aromas of a Pinot Grigio. The taste is pretty good right of the top. Slightly dry, fruity, sweet and with a little sourness in the finish. Very, very drinkable for the price.

Rating: 3.7/5

Jackson-Triggs Pinot Grigio

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Price: $10.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Jackson-Triggs Winery
Varietal: Pinot Grigio

Might be known as Unity Pinot Grigio and this one we have has no dates (year) on it. Written blended from international and Canadian wines. Light pear aromas and medium-light body. The mild pear is also in the taste with notes of lime creating some very light sourness in the finish. Alcohol is also felt in the aftertaste. A pretty decent affordable fruity white wine, but a tad too mild and there is better for the price from other Southern American countries.

Rating: 3.1/5

Graffigna Centenario Pinot Grigio Reserve 2010

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Price: $11.45
Made in: Argentina, San Juan
By: Graffigna Vineyard
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
2010

Mild white grapes and cream aromas. Same great fresh fruity taste, except a little more punchy and acidic. Good bit of fruits in the aftertaste. A great fruity Pinot Grigio.

Ratings: 3.8/5