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GREGGARIOUS Pinot Gris, Carneros, Sonoma

Regular price $19.00 $18.00 Sale

WHY WE LOVE IT:
  • Certified Sustainably and ecocentric farmed ranch
  • Citrus burst and jasmine aromas in this easy drinking white alternative
  • Crafted to bring out aromatics and pair them with a palate-cleansing acidity to make this a food-friendly wine.
  • Great sipper before dinner too

WINEMAKER:  Jacqueline Yoakum Consulting Winemaker - Italics, Magnus. Alumni of Schramsberg, Keller, Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Littorai. 

WHAT WE TASTED:

Aromas of heirloom citrus – ruby red grapefruit, blood orange, kaffir lime and Meyer’s lemon – along with floral, jasmine notes. Minerality is coupled with perfumed tropical fruits, like the feijoa – a kind of pineapple guava- sumptuous and pleasing. A peachy juicy jolly rancher in another life  

AVA DESIGNATED: Carneros, Sonoma County

WHAT WE PAIRED:

  • Roasted chicken breast with preserved lemon and French thyme
  • Seared Dayboat scallops with Arborio rice, young peas, lemon zest
  • Louie Salad with Dungeness crab, vegetables and homemade dressing

PERSONALITY: Look a little closer on the label. The pooch drawing is made up of wine terms. Very clever those Gregg's - Kristina and Steve. And Guinness and Chase, who grace the labels.

TECHNICAL:

  • Grapes soaked on skin overnight resulting in a lovely rose color and lively aromatics
  • Same pH as Champagne 2.2