I’ll cut to the chase- I needed some serviceable (read cheap) Pinot Grigio for a wine experiment so I ended up with two 3 Liter boxes in my garage fridge. It’s nearly summer y’all and I am cooking Shrimp Scampi so here we go! Pale platinum colored with a watery sheen (12% ABV). The nose has medium intensity aromas of pear, yellow apple and white blossom. Pretty straightforward so far. The palate is dry with medium (+) acidity and a medium (-) body. The aromas I got are duplicated on the palate but with a twist. The fruit is showing a touch of bruising with some phenolic bitterness. The apple and pear notes dissipate quickly on the finish leaving me with a sense of higher than 12% alcohol, it seems to be a touch hot and out of balance. I paid $14, the equivalent of $3.50 pear bottle, what was I expecting? It’s a hot-summers day wine that needs to be chilled to mask the imbalances and crisp up the flavors and aromas. 82 points from me and 1 star. Drink immediately. Salut….