My husband and I first had Santa Margherita while sitting in St. Mark's square in Venice. We LOVED it then and was so excited to find it upon our return home! And I was very surprised at the price. We paid 30 euros for a HALF bottle, so the US dollar price is much more pleasant! :)
probably the best grigio out there; crisp, clean and very pleasant all around. I am most impressed with its ability to have actual hints of flavor, lest it be the centerpiece for one's floral, and pedantic description tests that prove fruitful to an 'educated' reviewer.
Excellent pinot grigio
I think it is a great tasting pinot, it is a little more expensive that most, but it is one of my favorites.
There are less expensive Pinot Grigios, but in this case, you get what you pay for. Excellent.
Like a Schuman symphony
All good and pleasant but conservative in character.
I love it
Even though it is more money, I think it is worth it.
Normally a red drinker but if I want white this is what I go for.
A little dry for a Pino Grigio, and a little pricey. I enjoy it, but try the Hofstatter first if you can find it.
Excellant and Affordable
by McHale Jr11303347
This is a very nice, dry Pinot Grigio that is very affordable if bought in the right store, about $17 ($25 Liquor Store and $50 on Steakhouse Menus). It is sure to impress your friends if you bring a bottle to your next holiday party!
I prefer Conte Priola now............... at 1/3 the price!
I USED to love SM until I discovered "Conte Priola" at www.totalwine.com.
Conte Priola rivals SM at 1/3 the price!!!! Crisp, refreshing and delicious in summer!
I found my new favorite pinot grigio, goodbye Santa Margherita! You are too expensive!
I thought SM Pinot Grigio was really good until I tried cheaper brands that were much smoother and tastier. Still good, but the price no longer seems justified.
If you can get past the bouquet of this wine then the taste is not bad but overall not worth the extra money, when a cheaper wine will do.
A joke for real Italians
If you're new to wine in general, this is a good one to get acquanited with. However, Italians think it is awful, and they know we Americans love it for some reason. My husband and I visted Italy recently, and regardless of where we went, the Italians thought it was horrible. In fact, we found it for 4 euro in the markets there (about 5 dollars!). I think this wine is overrated and overpriced...
Total Wine pushes this constantly, but....
For a little less, enjoy Barone Fini Alto Adage.For a lot less, try Kirkland's PG.
Watered down juice
This wine tastes like a blend of 25% Pinot Grigio + 75% tap water. It is a wine for people who do not like wine. An the best is... this crap in Italy costs the equivalent of 8 bucks (which is also a rip off)
This is one of the worst Pinot Grigios I've had the displeasure to taste...I've tried on more than one occasion to drink this stuff...typically overpriced in restaurants anyhow...no way I'd buy another bottle.
Purchased 10/11/08 $26
Wine for Sheep
Anyone who pays more than $10 for Pinot Grigio is missing the fantastic array of indigenous Italian whites. In most cases all you can say about P.G. is that it has alot of lemony citrus and high acidity. Though I agree that Santa Margherita is a pretty good quaffing wine, compared to what is out there, the wine is simply not worth the money. At $10, I'd say buy a case but the wine is at best a Vino de Tavola. Try thinking outside the box someday and buy a nice trebbiano, malvasia, garganega, fiano or even a pinot bianco or arneis. Far too many great wines (and life is simply too short) to drink Pinot Grigio.