Pinot Grigio resembles Pinot Noir until veraison. The clusters when harvested are a beautiful copper color. Being a natural genetic mutation, Pinot Grigio has all the intrigue, complexity and flavors of Pinot Noir, with none of the red color. This vintage suggests that the Russian River Valley can produce Pinot Grigio every bit as glorious as its famous Pinot Noirs. The fruit comes from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The grapes were hand harvested and delivered to the winery in half-ton picking bins in the cooler mornings in order to maximize the grapes' integrity.
Melon, orange blossom, and spicy
Lively and fresh with a dense midpalate. Crisp with a lingering finish.
Dates Grapes Picked:
Late September 2007
Length/Type of Fermentation:
Whole-cluster pressed, racked after cold settling. 80% of the wine was tank fermented at cooler temperatures, 25% barrel fermented in neutral French oak.
Length/Type of Aging:
4 months in tank and neutral French oak barrels; lees stirred every 2 weeks.
Date Wine was Bottled: