Pisoni Family Vineyards, Monterey County (California) “Lucy Pico Blanco” 2021

($22):  Filled with lots of tropical fruit-like flavors, this charming blend of Pinot Gris (70%) and Pinot Blanc displays good weight— that’s its 13.9 percent stated alcohol speaking — buttressed by sufficient balancing acidity.  The tropical fruit profile conveys the barest hint of sweetness, but the energy imparted by the acidity holds it together nicely.  It would be a good aperitif but has enough oomph and verve to stand up to spicy Asian or Latin fare.
89 Michael Apstein May 3, 2022