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My winemaking philosophy which I developed early on in my career is based on the concept that wine is a natural food. As such, the ultimate enjoyment of wine is as a graceful and harmonious accompaniment to a meal, whether it be simple or sublime.

While most of my wines are enjoyable by themselves, it is with food that they really shine, and reveal all of their nuances and textures. To me the best wines have the ability to bring out the best in the food they are paired with and conversely the food brings out the best in the wines.

2016 Pinot Grigio
Santa Ynez Valley

2016 Pinot Grigio

Technical Details

Composition:
100% Pinot Grigio

Vineyard Sources:
Clover Creek Vineyard

Production: 162 cases
Alcohol by volume: 12.8
pH: 3.49
Titratable acidity: 0.62g/100ml
Cellaring potential: One to two years
Bottle price: $22

 

The Harvest
The weather returned to more of a normal pattern in 2016, resulting in the
harvest of the Pinot Grigio grapes at Clover Creek Vineyard on August 19th with
a sugar content of 21.2 Brix.
Winemaking
The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and settled to a stainless steel tank for
24 hours, then racked to another stainless steel fermenter to begin fermentation.
This lasted for 14 days, after which the wine was racked to stainless steel barrels
to age. The wine was bottled in early February 2017.
The Wine
The wine has the typical pale straw gold color of this grape varietal. The aromas
are a complex mix of flower blossoms, pears, honey and nutmeg. On the palate
the wine is light to medium bodied with flavors of crisp apple and kiwi. The
excellent acidity gives the wine a clean, crisp and lingering finish.
Food Pairings
This wine can be enjoyed as a warm weather aperitif or can accompany lighter
fare such as seafood salads and pasta dishes.

The Harvest
The weather returned to more of a normal pattern in 2016, resulting in the harvest of the Pinot Grigio grapes at Clover Creek Vineyard on August 19th with a sugar content of 21.2 Brix.

Winemaking
The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and settled to a stainless steel tank for 24 hours, then racked to another stainless steel fermenter to begin fermentation. This lasted for 14 days, after which the wine was racked to stainless steel barrels to age. The wine was bottled in early February 2017.

The Wine
The wine has the typical pale straw gold color of this grape varietal. The aromas are a complex mix of flower blossoms, pears, honey and nutmeg. On the palate the wine is light to medium bodied with flavors of crisp apple and kiwi. The excellent acidity gives the wine a clean, crisp and lingering finish.

Food Pairings
This wine can be enjoyed as a warm weather aperitif or can accompany lighter fare such as seafood salads and pasta dishes.

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