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pinot grisThe newly released vintage of J’s California Pinot Gris  is clean, crisp and refreshing with a good blast of bright lemon, kiwi and melon flavors with an interesting minerality; a lively well-balanced acidity and a long, lingering finish.

As winemaker Melissa Stackhouse described it “chock full of Fuji apple, ripe cantaloupe, and apricot. The crisp, clean mouthfeel is bursting with flavors of lemon and lime. A hint of kiwi and sweet orange blossom honey on the palate complements the fruit and acid. In short, this wine rocks.”

The grapes come from Clarksburg, Monterey, Napa and Russian River Valley. The whole clusters of grapes are Coquard-pressed, fermented and slowly cooled and aged separately in stainless steel tanks. Once the wines settled and clarified they are blended together prior to bottling.  This allows for the devleopment of a range of aromatic and flavor components to create a complex wine.  No malolactic fermentation occurs during this process.

This wine stands up to a wide variety of foods from pizza to cheeses, BBQ and chicken, or seafood,  foie gras, pasta, duck and veal.

The best part is that it is on special until July 6, and can be purchased directly from the producer  or 707.431.5479 and the special offer is $180, shipping included for 12 bottles.