Carmichael 2007 Proprietary White Blend Grigio E Bianco

‘Grigio e Bianco’ simply means ‘Gray and White’ in Italian, and refers to the grape varieties used in this 2007 white blend from Carmichael Vintners. An unusual assemblage of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay, Carmichael’s 2007 Grigio e Bianco continues the brand premise of creating one-of-a-kind blends from Northern California, based on varietals native to the Mediterranean basin. This blend plays up the melon and herbal notes of the Sauvignon Blanc alongside the fruity and floral qualities of the Pinot Grigio, making a fresh and exotic wine. The addition of barrel-fermented Chardonnay also lends sophistication and harmonizes the blend. A Gold Medal Wine Club Special Selection, the 2007 Grigio e Bianco hails from the ultra-premium Arroyo Seco appellation and exudes fresh and delicate aromas of mango, sweet pea, lavender and lanolin. On the palate, the wine is rich with full-bodied, balanced flavors of exotic floral nuances and a distinct lemon peel tang comes through on the persistent finish. [+]