2012 Pinot Gris - Santa
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
$18 per bottle, $194.40 per case. Wine Club Price: $14.40 per bottle, $172.80 per case
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...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
$28 per bottle, $302.40 per case. Wine Club Price: $22.40 per bottle, $268.80 per case
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