2016 J Estate Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley

  • 750ml
  • $34
  • QTY

Our Russian River Valley Estate Pinot Gris exhibits aromatic notes of ripe pineapple, white flower, golden delicious apple, Anjou pear and a sprinkle of lime zest. The palate is silky and focused, with zesty notes of mandarin orange, passion fruit and coconut milk. The finish is crisp, making this wine a perfect match for halibut ceviche with mango and lime-chili vinaigrette, accompanied by fried plantain chips. 

The grapes for this Pinot Gris were sourced from cool areas throughout the Russian River Valley growing region, including our Cooper Vineyard next door to our winery. We hand-harvested whole grape clusters at 23.5 Brix, and then transferred them to our French Coquard press. Using a unique, gentle pressing technology, the Coquard minimizes the extraction of harsh components from the skins and seeds of the grapes. This wine is made from free-run juice, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and chilled at 60°. Different from prior vintages, we concentrated on stirring tank lees weekly, as well as for 20% of the blend that was transferred to neutral French oak barrels. This technique enhanced mouthfeel and added creamy aromatics. 

Technical Notes

Cooper Vineyard
Pinot Gris 146 and 152
Soil Types:
Haire clay loam
Harvest Date::
August 13, 2016
Residual Sugar::

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