2017 J Pinot Gris, California

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Our J California Pinot Gris opens with delightful aromas of honeysuckle, tangerine and Kaffir lime leaf. This fruit-forward and layered palate has notes of ripe green apple, Meyer lemon and tart pineapple that blend with hints of florals and crisp minerality. A fantastic pairing with food, try this Pinot Gris with Thai green curry with prawns, grilled scallops with bamboo rice or chèvre and honey-preserved kumquats.

Due to current state laws, this product cannot be shipped to Louisiana or Wyoming.

Vintage Comments

The 2017 growing season in California was challenging, but in the end delivered exceptional quality. A very wet winter extended into early spring, soaking the ground and providing vines with abundant water resources. A warm, sunny growing season meant our vineyard managers were kept busy managing growth to give us just the right amount of light penetration and air-flow to the clusters. Aside from this canopy management, there was minimal intervention needed throughout the growing season. Most vineyards were harvested before a late season heat spike, giving us clean and balanced fruit with very bright flavors and concentrated intensity.

Winemaking

Following hand-harvesting, we pressed whole clusters using
gentle cycles to minimize extraction of harsh components from
the skins and seeds. Wine from each appellation was divided into
lots and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel
tanks. To preserve the freshness of the fruit and floral
aromas, the wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation.
following primary fermentation, we aged vineyard lots
separately until blending, allowing for the development of a
range of distinctive aroma and flavor components that were
ultimately blended to create a bright, layered wine.

Technical Notes

Appellation::
California
Harvest Date::
Aug. 7 – Sept. 26, 2017
Aging::
100% Stainless Steel
Alcohol::
13.5
Titratable Acidity::
0.53G/100ML
pH::
3.14

Tasting Notes

J 2017 CA Pinot Gris.pdf

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