100% Pinot Gris
Brilliantly clear light straw with a delicate nose of honeysuckle, fig, pineapple and ripe honeydew melon. Lively on the palate with notes of citrus rind, pear, subtle almond and bright acidity. Refreshing finish with a lingering impression of citrus, slate and melon.
Great growing season for white varietals, a wet spring with rains stopping just at flowering set up an extended growing/ripening season with moderate temperatures 85-92° F day time temperature with cool night and foggy mornings, great for slow gentle ripening. Giving full fruit expression.
This wine is produce from SIMI's estate vineyard in Russian River. We pick over several week to give us blending tools. We've started aging the riper picks in oak to round out the palate and lengthen the expression. We to use this wine to welcome visitor to the winery. I think it's brightness and refreshing character set the tone for any event, great or small.