The wine opens with expressive aromas of white peach and Bartlett pear, which are joined by wafts of orange blossom, lemon peel and river rock and a touch of allspice.
Uur Pinot Gris adeptly balances ripe white tree-fruits with vibrant acidity and sprightliness. The entry is supple and smooth, leading with ripe, succulent stone fruit and then picking up a tantalizing brightness of grapefruit, citrus and chalky mineral notes on the finish.
Our Pinot Gris comes from a small corner of our Oak Knoll Vineyard, where we have two Pinot Gris clones, clone 152 and the DVX clone, planted adjacent to each other. This vineyard, located at the southern end of the valley, just below Yountville, is the second-coolest growing region within the Napa Valley. Not only does it enjoy breezes from San Pablo Bay to the south, but it also sits just east of a beneficial gap in the Mayacamas Mountains, which allows Pacific breezes to funnel in from the west. Combined, these cooling influences balance the warm days, creating grapes with well-balanced aromas and flavors.
Tinged with the slightest copper hue.
This wine is a perfect companion for summer picnics or seafood cookouts.