J Vineyards & Winery Russian River Pinot Gris 2006

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Russian River, California

Price: $20.00 $12.99
Save $7.01 (35%)
Item No. 93953
  • CG91
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 J Pinot Gris is a wonderful blend of 100% Pinot Gris fruit from the unique growing conditions of the Russian River Valley. The fruit for this wine comes from J's own Cooper and River Road Vineyards, the famed Saralee's Vineyard and Preston Vineyard. The cool region and well-drained soils help to ripen the grapes slowly, allowing fully mature flavors to develop while preserving a crisp elegance.

The 2006 J Pinot Gris leads with tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, mango and guava blended with delicate notes of honeysuckle, pear and Fuji apple. On the palate, flavors echo the nose, exploding with bright and juicy tangerine, pear and apple flavors that carry on to a crisp and tangy finish. Its opulent texture and balanced acidity make this Pinot Gris an ideal wine to pair with a variety of foods.

Critical Acclaim

"Complex aromas that start with fresh, ripe stone fruits and add in nuances of minerals, chalk and kiwi. Its balanced, well-ripened flavors hold consistently across the palate and last and last in the inviting finish. The wine's richness and depth make it into a fine mealtime mate to lighter seafood in creamy sauces."
91 Points

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(9/24/2010)
Not as fruity as I would have liked.. Very strong flavor... Just was not what I was looking for...
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Founded by Judy Jordan in 1986, J Vineyards & Winery is an independently owned Sonoma County winery. Located on Old Redwood Highway south of Healdsburg, the winery focuses on Brut and Brut Rose sparkling wines, as well as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris - terroir-driven varietal wines, produced from estate-grown grapes farmed primarily within Sonoma County's Russian River...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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