(From 2010 Vintage) Pinot Grigio resembles Pinot Noir until veraison. The clusters when harvested are a beautiful copper color. Being a natural genetic mutation, Pinot Grigio has all the intrigue, complexity and flavors of Pinot Noir, with none of the red color. This vintage suggests that the Russian River Valley can produce Pinot Grigio every bit as glorious as its famous Pinot Noirs. The fruit comes from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The grapes were hand harvested and delivered to the winery in half-ton picking bins in the cooler mornings in order to maximize the grapes' integrity.
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2004 Vintage) It is hard to gauge how much and what kind of fruit might lie beneath this bottling's impossible-to-ignore chemical intrusions, but there is little about this thin, slightly bitter-tasting wine to invite deeper investigation.