2018 Pinot Grigio

2018 Pinot Grigio

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Limited availability - 12 bottles per person

Our 2018 Pinot Grigio comes from the Oak Knoll AVA in the mid-southern Napa Valley where cooler temperatures and lingering fog create excellent conditions for growing this cool climate grape variety. The thin-skinned grapes were sent directly to the press in whole fruit clusters in order to gently extract clear, beautiful juice. The juice fermented to wine in small, stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature in our cellar, retaining the varietal’s delicate fruit character and bright acidity. This fresh, young wine shows exuberant notes of lemon, green apple and white peach with hints of honeysuckle and orange blossom. The wine has a faint minerality, with a palate that is crisp, bright and refreshing. Meant to be consumed young, our Pinot Grigio is ideal with lemon chicken piccata, grilled seafood and fish dishes, and "white" pizza with asparagus and ham.

All the Facts

Appellation:Napa Valley
Varietal:100% Pinot Grigio
Case Production:380
Enjoyability:Drink now through 2020 for optimum enjoyment.

On the Vine

2018 brought a long, steady and near-ideal growing season to Napa Valley. Bud break began in late February/early March followed by an extended flowering period in May/June that yielded uniform grape clusters. The summer continued with typical warm temperatures but no significant heat spikes. Harvest was later than in recent years, accompanied by mild weather through September and October that allowed grapes to be picked at optimum ripeness and flavor. Napa winemakers agreed that 2018 was one of the least eventful and finest growing seasons they’d witnessed, yielding wines of intensity, concentration and balance.