Claar Cellar Wines

Pinot Grigio


Tasting Notes

2012 marked our first harvest from our estates pinot gris vineyard. It has been argued that the first harvest from newly laid down cordons results in the best crop.  The grapes were harvested when all the skins had a pinkish-purple hue and the berries were soft with brown seeds.  The flavor of the juice was of apples and pears.  The fruit was whole cluster pressed and allowed to oxidize slightly in the juice pan in order to inhibit pinking in the resulting wine due to the presence of color pigments present in the juice.  This wine possesses aromas of apple, citrus, orange blossom, toasted nuts, and distinct minerality. The palate is bright with acidity and a rich texture that highlights flavors of baked apple and orange citrus.



100% Pinot Grigio from White Bluffs Vineyard



Harvest Date: September 25, 2010
Brix at harvest: 23.0
Yeast: Cote des Blanc
Fermentation: 100% in neutral french oak
T/A - 0.60 gr./100ml. pH - 3.54
Alcohol: 12.8% by vol.