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2011 Navarro Vineyards Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy) "Anderson Valley"

Navarro 2011 Pinot Grigio

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Anderson Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Grigio

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $16

Cases produced: 991

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: August 4, 2012

Wine Review: This straw colored Pinot Grigio from the Anderson Valley in California, opens with a mild wet stone bouquet with a hint of lime and peach. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, slightly acidic, and crisp. The flavor profile is a mineral infused green apple with hints of white pepper, Pilsner beer and a touch of peach at the very end. The finish is quite dry and nicely refreshing. This nice Pinot Grigio will pair well with steamed clams. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: We enjoy the refreshing quality of a well-made Italian Pinot Grigio and have toiled to emulate that style. What seems most important is picking the grapes towards the beginning of the ripeness curve, like the Italians, as opposed to the tendency among Alsatians to harvest their Pinot Gris as ripe as possible. It has a springtime fresh bouquet; flavors of lemon grass, from the largest lot, dominate but the two other pickings provide hints of pineapple and guava. Serve it with your favorite pesto pasta and you'll be singing arias.

Organic status: not organic

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