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.