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Pinot Gris Paragon Vineyard

Pinot Gris Paragon Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 Pinot Gris shows flavors of peach, green apple and orange zest, with a bit of violet or rose-petal perfume and lemon zing on the finish. Aging on yeast lees in older French oak barrels gave the wine lots of volume in the mouth, plus subtle flavors of cinnamon, clove and caramel. The spicy, lingering finish leaves a lasting impression. This wine pairs well with lighter fare such as hors d’oeuvres and pasta or green salads.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.
Pinot Grigio/Gris:
Pinkish-white variety producing a very crisp white wine. Grown in Oregon, the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, and more and more in California, it shows promise for other cool climates. Also known as Tokay d'Alsace in France, Rulander in Germany, and Pinot Grigio in Italy.


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