The Beauty In Chaos Pinot Grigio 2019 is a $12.99 wine made exclusively for Target by Chateau Ste. Michelle in the Columbia Valley of Wahington. Chateau Ste Michelle is the largest winery in Washington and at one time accounted for half of the wine produced.
There is not any technical information for the Beauty In Chaos Pinot Grigio 2019, but they did spend some effort on attractive packaging and label. My theory is that if the winery is proud of the wine it will have an eyecatching label. My theory has exceptions, but it works most of the time.
Most of the famous Pinot Grigio wines come from the Veneto region of Italy with the best wine coming from the Alto Adige region. (the Adige is the river and Alto is the heights above the river). It is located in the north of Italy in the foothills of the Mountains, it is so far north that many of the people who live there speak German and not Italian.
The Columbia Valley AVA of Washington is a very different growing region, for one it is technically a desert. They do not detail exactly where the grapes are sourced so a comparison with the Italian version is difficult. But the soil, elevation, and climate figure are markedly different.
The Beauty In Chaos Pinot Grigio 2019 has received 88 to 90 points from reviewers. That is not surprising since Chateau Ste. Michelle has an excellent reputation for making top-quality value-priced wines. The alcohol content is 13.5%.
The Beauty In Chaos Pinot Grigio 2019 Tasting Notes
The color is pale gold. The nose is bright lemon, grapefruit, apple, pear, melon, and light spice. The Beauty In Chaos Pinot Grigio 2019 is rounded with full flavor and well-balanced.
This Pinot Grigio tastes like grapefruit, Anjou pear, lemon, green apple, peach, and spice. The mid-palate adds lime, that salty/nutty on-lees thing, and tropical fruit. Many popular Pinot Grigio wines are on the acidic side, they will balance when served with dinner, but may not be the best sipping wines. This Pinot Grigio has balanced acidity and sips beautifully, with no chaos.
- The Beauty In Chaos Pinot Grigio 2019 is tasty wine that is very easy to drink.
- I was not overly impressed by the first Target exclusive wines, but the Beauty In Chaos Pinot Grigio 2019 is a winner.