“Some days I come home from the winery to find my wife Mary cooking dinner and sipping a glass of this (2012 Russian River) pinot gris,” said winemaker Chris Munsell. “It has a refreshing vibrancy about it, but it also carries a richness that is great with light appetizers.”
Located about 50 miles north of San Francisco, the Russian River Valley AVA luxuriates in the Pacific Ocean’s cool climate fog that cuddles the vineyards every day. Warm days combine to encourage diverse characteristics of the pinot gris grape.
(The varietal produces grayish-blue fruit which accounts for it name “gris”, meaning grey in French.)
This subtle wine did not get cozy with oak in order to retain its fresh, natural fruit flavors.
Bright gold in the glass, this section exudes dried fig, baking spices and ripe pear aromas. Baked apple and white peach flavors cascade onto the palate and extend the sipping pleasure in a long lasting finish.
Enjoy this wine slightly chilled along side goat cheese tarts with fresh apricots, spicy Chinese chicken salad or raspberries with frozen yogurt.