In a nutshell:
A rich, full and expressive Pinot Gris from the Russian River Valley region of Sonoma County, northern California.
The cool, foggy climate and loamy soils of the Russian River Valley vineyards are ideal for cool climate varieties such as Pinot Gris. The grapes for this are hand picked and fermented and aged in stainless steel with about a quarter being aged on its lees to develop a smooth and round mouthfeel. The result is a quite complex wine which is full-bodied with intense flavours of pear, baked apple, peach and honey with dried fig and ginger notes.A big, well balanced Californian Pinot Gris that could arguably rival an Alsace Grand Cru
When to drink:
While good drinking on its own the fullness and depth pairs well with rich pork dishes as well as richer creamy pasta.