The 2013 vintage was a perfect growing year due to idyllic weather conditions. The growing season was pleasantly warm, with no heat spikes or cold rainy days. This provided for even ripening which caused complex and balanced flavor development. Our Pinot Grigio is a blend of our established Napa Valley vineyards and other vineyard locations. In 2013 we added Viognier to enhance and enliven the wine along with a small amount of Chardonnay.
Our Pinot Grigio grapes were whole-cluster pressed on the same day that they were picked. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to preserve the delicate fruit aromas and each vineyard lot was kept separate until just before blending and bottling.
Fresh aromas of honey, lemon curd and citrus blossom greet the nose. Bright grapefruit on the palate, our 2013 Pinot Grigio has a refreshingly brisk citrus, lively texture and good balance. With the dominance of citrus zest and a steely edge, this wine finishes with a juicy acidity and bright, long finish. - Winery
90% Pinot Grigio