1997 La Famiglia di Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio ($15). Tired of the same old oaky chardonnay flavors? Try this complex, intense, dry California white wine from Italy's pinot grigio grape, known in France as pinot gris. It offers steely mineral flavors, vibrant lemon and pear fruit, with a touch of mixed nuts. The distinguished house of Mondavi has a winner here.
Pub Date: 09/29/99