2016 Pinot Gris
Aromas of wild flowers, clover honey, Bartlett pear and Honey Crisp apple lead into flavors of nectarine, lemon curd, Granny Smith apple and Kiwi creating a mouthwatering tension of luscious fruit and racy acidity.
Similar to the 2014 and 2015 vintages, 2016 arrived early with very warm temperatures at the onset of harvest pushing the ripening curve well ahead of historic norms. With another year of harvesting at night, we felt fortunate to be able to bring cool, freshly harvested, vibrant grapes into the winery at the rst light of dawn. With Pinot gris and it’s grayish/purple skin, the warmer the fruit, the more color and bitterness can be extracted during whole cluster pressing, which we avoid in pursuit of a delicate wine with good texture, body and a crisp finish.