Shades of the late Domaine de Chardonnay! By that we mean we have here a sort of interesting category mistake. This pinot actually is literally grigio - that would translate as vaguely pink within our sensory range. There is a strange unfamiliarity to seeing things as they really are. The good news is that the wine is really quite amazing. There is a wonderful echt pseudo-Alsace nose - for me there is always a dusky, jasmine, citrus-peel perfume to Frenchified pinot gris and a wonderfully decadent peel-me-a-jujube-date quality that reposes recumbently in the background. The winemaking in this case was a little twisted. We gave the grapes from our Soledad vineyard approximately thirty-six hours of macération pelliculaire, ergo the bleeding heart, pinko color and further ergo the exuberantly exotic nose. Very rich, almost unctuous texture. A triumphant moment for the Soledadese.