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2013 J Vineyards Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "Russian River Valley"

Winery: J Vineyards

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Gris

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 800

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 1, 2015

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Pinot Gris from the Russian River opens with a green apple, green pear and wet stone bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, acidic and crisp. The flavor profile is a mineral infused green apple and Anjou pear blend with notes of white pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity linger for a little while. This Pinot Gris would pair well with steamed mussels in a wine and garlic broth. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: With a bouquet of tropical flavors, peaches and honeysuckle, the aromas introduce crisp, lovely layers of white peach, white flower, chamomile and a spritz of lime. This wine sports bright acidity, making it suitable to pair with a variety of foods, from spicy Thai to Indian curry-influenced cuisines. Also try shellfish with tropical salsa or slow-cooked pork loin served with peach chutney.

Organic status: not organic

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