Varietal / J Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley
Aromas of melon and peach, with plentiful tropical and floral fruit. A crisp mouthfeel unveils sweet Asian pear, orange peel, and tangerine.
Whole grape clusters were hand-harvested at 24.3 Brix for optimum ripeness and lively acidity. They were then pressed gently in J’s Coquard press. This uniquely gentle method of pressing minimizes the extraction of harsh components from the skins and seeds of the grapes. The wine is made from the free-run juice drained from the Coquard press, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and chilled at 55 degrees. This wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation.
This is a bright, clean wine designed to be enjoyed upon release. There is no oak aging to weigh it down. All aging took place in chilled stainless steel tanks before bottling to preserve the fresh fruit character.
This edition of the Russian River Valley Pinot Gris has a bouquet of ripe melon and peach, with a bonanza of tropical and floral fruit flavors. A clean entry and crisp mouthfeel unveil flavors of sweet Asian pear, orange peel, and tangerine. This is a wine with bright acidity, making it suitable to pair with a variety of foods, from spicy Thai cuisine to south-of-the-border Mexican dishes. It’s also the perfect wine for a pool party, or when you just want to surf the web.
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Harvest Date: September 19 – 21, 2011
Wine Alcohol: 14.3% by volume
Wine Acid: 6.0 grams per liter
Wine pH: 3.41
Residual Sugar: 0.35%
Production: 430 cases
Bottling Date: March 5, 2012
Release Date: September 2012