2012 J Vineyards Pinot Gris
*Editors' Choice* This is J’s best Pinot Gris in years. It’s rich and focused, with bright acidity, a clean mouthfeel and complex orange, mango, honey and vanilla flavors.
A fantastic 2012 harvest has yielded an exciting and generous Pinot Gris from J Vineyards. Sourced from Clarksburg (33%), Russian River Valley (32%), Lodi (30%), and Monterey (5%), this cross-appellation blend creates a snapshot of how complex, yet easygoing a California white can be. The grape clusters were hand-harvested and gently pressed before fermenting at low temperatures to preserve the fresh aromatics. From the winemaker: "Our Pinot Gris has an enticing bouquet of apricot and tropical/pineapple fruit. The crisp, lush mouthfeel is also bursting with flavors of lemon and lime and finishes with a distinct minerality on the palate. A hint of kiwi and sweet orange blossom honey on the palate complements the fruit and acid."