Pinot Gris Santa Barbara County

2012 Pinot Gris - Santa Barbara County

The Alma Rosa 2012 Pinot Gris is made from cool climate grapes from vineyards in the Santa Maria and Los Alamos Valleys.  The wine is brilliantly clear with a slight tinge of rosé true to the Pinot Gris grape variety.  The youthful flowery aroma is of honeysuckle and quite distinctive and attractive.   The wine has a full mouth feel with long, pleasing, fruity flavors.  The finish is bright and crisp and makes and excellent apertif.

                                                            - Richard Sanford

… Clean and invigorating as a cool breeze from the sea through a tangle of tropical flowers… Fresh as a just-peeled grapefruit with elements of pear, stone-fruit and lime zest… soft-textured but with keen and chiseled edges, like John Coltrane playing “Lush, Life…”

                                                          - Chris Burroughs

Case Production: 705

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Alma Rosa Pinot Gris La Encantada 2011

2011 Pinot Gris - La Encantada Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills

...Another slapping, snappy Pinot Gris from La Encantada, another journey along the shoreline, ensconced in fog that only now begins to burn away, unveiling miles of clear and pristine coast... Shining sun that slowly reveals revelations of fruity tropicality, oceanic minerality, scintillating acidity... The wine equals the journey, "life's a trip"... Almost any kind of global picnic fare is a perfect call here, any place from Todos Santos to Trinidad Head, and it's okay if it rains but even better in prismatic sunlight... Our featured recipe is International Picnic.

Case Production: 119

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Please note this is the current vintage available from the winery. You may still find past vintages in wine stores and restaurants.