2012 PINOT GRISWine Match Special Selection

100% Pinot Gris
Blair Estate

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $26.00
club price: n/a
available:None
cases:248
formats: 750mL
released:Jul 15, 2013
date profiled:Sep 18, 2013
region:Central Coast
AVA:Arroyo Seco
vineyards:Meador Estate Vineyard, A ... Meador Estate Vineyard, Arroyo Seco AVA
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: Yes
brix at harvest:25.7°
alcohol:13.9%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:50% French |50% Stainl ... 50% French |50% Stainless Steel  
oak barrels:Not Applicable  
 
 
varietal%AVAclone
pinot gris 100% Arroyo Seco
 
ships to: AK AZ CA CO FL GA ID IL IA LA MA MN MO NV NH NY NC OH OR TX VA WA WY
 
Winemaker Jeffrey Blair Notes
Our debut Pinot Gris. And it's a beauty! We purchased 2012 vintage fruit from our neighbor in the Arroyo Seco, the famed Meador Estate Vineyard. Fifty percent of the wine was fermented in stainless steel barrels to preserve the bright freshness of the fruit. Fifty percent was fermented and aged in neutral French oak cooperage, with extended lees stirring - to add body and structure without overpowering barrel character. The result is a limited release of only 248 cases that is everything a Pinot Gris should be: lush tropical fruit flavors allied to bright, refreshing acidity. Made in a drier, "Alsatian style," it is delicious now but will also reward patient cellaring over the next two to three years. It is a natural for sipping this s ...more... ummer and pairing to lighter, outdoor fare: shellfish, chicken, pork, and seafood. 90 Points and "Editors' Choice" from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
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