About This Wine
In a winery’s evolution, the concepts of quality and commerce are bound to meet.
So it is at Chateau Julien in California’s Monterey County, founded by Bob and Patty Brower in 1982. As Bob likes to explain the family’s philosophy, “We have made a commitment to quality that does not begin or end with each vintage or bottle of wine.”
That’s why the winery’s bottlings have become so popular. A perennial favorite is the Pinot Grigio, and in 2009, winemaker Bill Anderson was compelled to seek a supply of grapes to complement the estate-grown fruit. Not wanting to risk the winery’s reputation, Anderson says the grapes were “carefully chosen for their complexity, balance and consistency.”
The result? Another winner in a long line of luscious Pinot Grigio wines from Chateau Julien. Anderson was able to satisfy the demand without compromising quality. In fact, we think it’s one of the winery’s best Pinot Grigio bottlings in years.
About Pinot Grigio
In northeast Italy it makes a light, crisp and neutral wine. In Alsace it can be a delicately perfumed, honey-flavored wine, either dry or sweet, and with more color than most whites.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Grigio
- Grape Source:Estate and Other Select Vineyards in Monterey County
- Aromas & Flavors:Honeydew Melon, White Peach and Green Apple
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionshellfish, or chicken and dumplings.