Morgan R&D Franscioni Vineyard Pinot Gris 2004

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Central Coast, California

Price: $17.99
Item No. 86564

Winemaker's Notes

The 2004 Pinot Gris shows a golden straw with touches of pale green, the wine is brilliantly clear with a nose of lime zest, mango, passion fruit, and mineral. It provides zing in the mouth with citrus plus melon and Bartlett pear. While clean and bright on the palate, the Pinot Gris has enough body to pair well with richer seafood, veal or a chicken stir-fry.

Learn About Morgan

The Lee family started Morgan in 1982. Located in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey, the winery receives grapes from the family's organic vineyard, the Double L Vineyard, and a few select neighbors. The Double L is densely planted with 11 clones of Pinot Noir with rows oriented north-south for optimal sun exposure and interception of the cool breezes from the Monterey bay. This cool low yeilding area is becoming known as the "Cote d'Or of California" and produces wonderful Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Morgan also produces Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah from the various microclimates of Monterey.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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Bright and refreshing, this Pinot Gris is framed by crisp acidity and vibrant minerality. It has a surprisingly silky mouthfeel, ...
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