Pinot Gris comes in many different styles. At J,it is crisp, with bright fruit expression, and a touch of minerality. As always, it begins in the vineyard. The myriad of Russian River Valley estate vineyards provide fruit that comes from well-drained soils rich in nutrients. J’s viticulturist works with each vineyard site to ensure that […]
2011 ESTATE PINOT GRIS Willamette Valley, OR The grapes were harvested five days apart and fermented separately, as in years past, keeping this year’s Pinot Gris much like the last. Processed separately, we take great care in producing our all of our Pinot Gris. The two lots are fermented separately, with different strains of wine […]
2011 J Pinot Gris California Wineonline.net A+ Rating The Vineyard The 2011 J California Pinot Gris is a delicious blend of Pinot Gris grapes harvested from several vineyards in the Sacramento River Delta area of Clarksburg and vineyards located along the Salinas River near King City in Monterey County. Rounding out the blend are grapes […]
We love Pinot Gris, whether they come from Italy as the Pinot Grigio, Alsace, California, or arguably best of all, Oregon.
Here are four delightful choices, all priced in the affordable range and all sprightly, fresh and delicious.
2009 PINOT GRIS
VINEYARDS & WINERY
2010 ESTATE PINOT GRIS
Willamette Valley, OR
2010 Pinot Gris – TERRAPIN CELLARS
Beginning with the
2009 PINOT GRIS
While 2009 was an average year in total degree
ripening days the large swings in temperature
from week to week combined with timely rains
to balance those periodic heat spikes kept th vineyard on
its toes in the vineyard. Decisions regarding
leaf pulling and spraying were critical to give the
vines their best chance as getting the fruit ripe.
Picking dates were also important as we had a
keep an eye on potential rains while taking
advantage of any warm days. The grapes were
handpicked on October 11 th & and
processed the same day.
The vineyards are certified sustainable by
Salmon Safe and LIVE (Low Input Viticulture
and Enology). The vineyards are hand cultivated
allowing us to respond to individual vine needs.
The fruit was gently de-stemmed directly into the press to minimize skin contact. Pressing decisions are done by taste and both lots were stopped at just over 1 bar of pressure in order to minimize potential phenolics. After 3 days of settling the juice was racked off its lees and inoculated. Fermentation temperatures were kept at 55° to 58°F and lasted about 6 weeks allowing both lots to go to dry. The two lots were blended and bottled in early April 2010.
Tropical fruit flavors and hints of lime combine with a creamy mid-palate and crisp finish to bring you a versatile food companion. This wine goes well with chicken or seafood in an Alfredo sauce or with creamy soft cheeses.
Harvest Sugar: 21.2Q Brix
Titratable Acidity: 5.5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.3
Number of Cases: 926
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Dunn Forest (Estate) grafted 1995 (77)
BeckenRidge grafted 1997 (23)
Dunn Forest: October 17th
BeckenRidge: October 11th
15305 Dunn Forest Road, Monmouth, Oregon 97361
Phone: 503-838-6013 Fax: 503-838-6279
Suggested Retail: $14
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