Unexpectedly Good

I'm working on a year end batch of recommendations, but in the meantime, a little something unexpected. Not exactly what you might think to reach for as winter weather descends upon much of the country, but this sample recently met a corkscrew and drinking enjoyment ensued. 

2018 Terlato Pinot Grigio Friuli Colli Orientali $20
Though on the pricey side for pinot grigio, this is quite good indeed! Clean, well-made, and steely, the clean profile hints at mountain-grown fruit. The acidity is balance by subdued, food-friendly fruit, making for a terrifically-balanced and poised final product. Certainly the best vintage of this wine I have yet to sample.