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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Tangent Paragon Vineyard Pinot Gris 2011
Tangent Paragon Vineyard Pinot Gris 2011
(search item no. 120949)
screw cap wine
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright and refreshing, this Pinot Gris is framed by crisp acidity and vibrant minerality. It has a surprisingly silky mouthfeel, with concentrated flavors of ripe apples and white peaches, and a very slight herbaceous note.

A great wine on its own, Tangent Pinot Gris pairs well with a wide range of foods from seafood to grilled sausages.

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About Tangent:

Welcome to tangent, where pure flavor and alternative varietals intersect. And that’s not just an intriguing marketing phrase. Well, it is, but we really mean it. We start with grapes of intense varietal character, grown in the cool, temperate Edna Valley. Winemaker Christian Roguenant works his magic, and we ultimately bottle fresh, crisp and vibrant white wines. No Chardonnay in sight. Not that we don’t love Chardonnay; we do. An option is always welcome however, especially when it comes to eating. Most food seems to cry out for clean, lively wines with good acid structure. So we set out to find these wines, and realized there are few here in the States. We also found that no California winery was purely focused on alternative whites. And as our family has given us the incredible opportunity to create and manage new projects, we realized we really had something here. Something we could build for now, and for generations in the future. With our access to some of the best cool-climate vineyards – which is where most of these varietals thrive – we thought we’d be nuts not to give it a shot. Whether we’re nuts or not is a matter of personal opinion. But we do believe that tangent wines exemplify true varietal character and there is place for them on any table. We hope you give them a try and let us know what you think.