1 year ago
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
San Angelo Not Santa Margherita
Dr Desert Flower enjoys white wine, as the reds I enjoy tend to give her head aches. One favorite we've found is the San Angelo Pinot Grigio. It's a delicious Toscana Pinot, and it is generally 1/2 or 2/3rds the price of the overly popular Santa Margherita, who has disproportionate name recognition and therefore, price gouging by restaurants and shops who take advantage of people who don't know much about wine but drank a Santa Margherita once and liked it, and remembered the name. Nothing against S.Margherita, I just don't think it is worth $25 in a shop, or $60 on a menu, when you can get a San Angelo for $12 or $15 in a shop, and $25 or $30 in a nice restaurant.
We bought this San Angelo at Tutti Santi up on the NW side of Glendale last Saturday night, and it went well with the pollo we each ordered. There were 1.5 glasses remaining in the bottle, which I enjoyed Sunday night, out on the patio in the back yard. Delicious.