Pinot Grigio? Been there, done that! We planted and produced Carneros' first Pinot Grigio ~25 years ago, so think of this as our new millennium update. Based on Pinot Grigio (70%), we added Traminer (15%, also from Carneros), and some Moscato Giallo (15%, from Lodi). Both contributed perfume and spice. The wine has an intriguing and hauntingly familiar expression, though with a hint of exoticism (and no small amount of 'wow factor') derived from the grapes' interplay. With a core of flavors enveloped by its lushness, it easy to enjoy solo, but it has a serious side when paired with delicate seafood like sand dabs, scampi, or scallops.
Fresh and broad on the palate with tutti-frutti (oh-rooti) aromas, supported by hints of minerals and green melon, salted pippin apple and stone fruit flavors. A wop bop a loo bop, a lop bam boom indeed...
Our descriptors: aromatic, fresh and lively; offering an array of flavors including guava and strawberry.
Our descriptors: rich and round; lively mandarin and cantaloupe aromas; flavors of melon mixed with exotic tropical fruits like mango, papaya and star fruit.
Our descriptors: fruity, soft and supple; bright aromas and flavors of currants, pomegranate and red raspberry; underscored by a warm spice note from the oak aging, resulting in a subtly nuanced wine.
Our descriptors: fresh and supple; lively yet subtle lime, quince and pear aromas; flavors of melon and stone fruits.
Our descriptors: rich and structured; bright berry aromas and flavors, plus stone fruit flavors of cherries and plums; which is followed by a lively, fruity and clean finish.