2021 Pinot Gris

CFV - Pinot Gris NV - Label ImageCLENDENEN FAMILY 2021 Pinot Gris

Santa Maria Valley, California

Sourced from Runway Vineyard and Rancho Real, both in the Santa Maria Valley AVA.

The Pinot Gris is hand harvested; picked with low sugar and high acidity to ensure a crisp, lively character. The fruit is whole-cluster pressed and barrel-fermented in neutral French oak. Upon completion of malo-lactic fermentation, the wine is sulfured and rests surlees. After racking and processing, the wine was returned to barrel spending a total 6 months in the barrel before bottling. The piercing acid of the Pinot Gris was softened by malo-lactic fermentation in neutral french oak barrels, giving the wine some richness to compliment the structure.

91 points – Jeb Dunnuck
90 points - Wine Enthusiast

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Posted on

October 27, 2014