About This Wine
Pinot Grigio, being a close cousin to Pinot Noir, is very particular about where it’s grown.
This somewhat finicky grape prefers a cool climate, stark soils and a long, moderate growing season. Give Pinot Grigio morning maritime fog, sunny warm days kissed by breezes, and chilly nights, and the vine will reward with grapes of intense flavor and bright acids. No wonder Santa Barbara County is considered nirvana for Pinot Grigio in California.
“Our 2011 Pinot Grigio is a snapshot of the breadth and depth of vineyards in the county,” says Palmina co-proprietor Chrystal Clifton. “The beautiful russet-colored clusters were picked at that optimal time of balance at each of four vineyards in Santa Maria Valley, Los Alamos Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Sta. Rita Hills.”
And what a cuvee it is — engagingly aromatic and brimming with sweet fruit flavor, joined by a suggestion of sesame seed. It’s the perfect partner for a pesto pizza.
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:4 Vineyards in Santa Barbara County, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Nectar, Green Pear, Quince and a Hint of Sesame Seed
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionpesto pizza, or appetizers.
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