The 2013 Barrymore by Carmel Road Pinot Grigio is bright and crisp. Flavors of lemon drop, Asian pear and honeydew melon star alongside the “wet stone” minerality that’s a hallmark of the Monterey region’s rocky vineyards. Pinot Grigio pairs with a multitude of food. A terrific match for all kinds of dishes, from gnocchi in brown butter with fried sage to a Caprese salad, Pinot Grigio is a great wine for the dinner table, as well as for enjoying pre-dinner with friends and family.
Wine Enthusiast 88 points - Actress Drew Barrymore’s project with Carmel Road shows aromas of sliced golden and red apples, wet cement and freshly cut grass. It’s slightly salty on the palate with a tremendous amount of apple cider-like zing that runs through the whole sipping experience, showing both the floral and bitter flavors of ruby-red grapefruit pith.
Pinot Grigio has long been Italy’s workhorse white wine. In coastal California, grown along the cool Monterey coast where grape yields are naturally limited, the wine achieves purity and distinctiveness. Brisk acidity and moderate alcohol levels allow lemondrop, Asian pear and honeydew melon flavors to star alongside the “wet stone” minerality from ancient rocks in the vineyard.
|The discovery of new wines, new regions and new vintages is what keeps wine exciting to novices and enthusiasts alike. For Drew Barrymore, the allure of that journey and the chance to create an offering to share with her family and friends propelled her to delve into the world of wine. A fan of crisp, fruity white wines, Barrymore has created her eponymously named Pinot Grigio, a wine that is perfect for sharing and making memories around the table.