Pinot Grigio is a varietal that requires mild temperatures and delicate handling, so it's
fortuitous that 2010 featured chilly spring weather and only moderate summer
temperatures. These conditions resulted in a smaller than average crop size, but complex and intense aromatics of pear, apricot, and pink grapefruit, becoming quite luscious in
character with flavors of quince, green apple, peach and minerals as a result of an extended growing season that lasted well into September.
After a nice stretch of warm weather in Monterey County, we harvested our fruit and
then fermented and finished in stainless steel to retain the varietal's juicy fruit flavors
and invigorating mineral notes. It presents a versatile pairing partner with appetizers,
brunch menus, salads and grilled fish.