A wonderful, refreshing white wine from one of Napa's finest names in premium wines. The crisp Etude Pinot Gris always sells out in a flash so grab it while its still available!
The Etude Pinot Gris is made from grapes grown in two great vineyards: the Estate vineyard in Carneros and the fabled Hudson Vineyard in Carneros. Both vineyards are planted with certified Alsatian clones and are farmed to Etude's exacting standards, using ecologically sound viticultural practices. The wine never touches a sliver of oak, nor does any portion undergo secondary fermentation. Etude's mission is to produce a distinctive, highly enjoyable style of Pinot Gris. It is an extrovert among the often bland wines made from this variety.
Etude's Pinot Gris exudes exotic, attention-grabbing fruit aromas including white peach, melon and subtle mineral notes. Unlike more delicate examples of Pinot Gris, Etude's rendition is a good companion for adventurous culinary explorations or just by itself.
Rare white viognier from cult Napa producer Araujo. Limited.
Viognier was planted for blending with our Sauvignon Blanc, and is also used to co-ferment with our Syrah. An unreliable bearer, Viognier in some years provides us with enough crop to bottle on its own, producing a profoundly aromatic and seductive wine redolent of honey, apricots, orange blossoms and spice.
A deliciously crisp rose from Belle Glos, a perfect California version that will transport you to summer in the South of France.
To capture this shade along with the wine's crisp acidity and bold berry flavors, they lightly press the fresh Pinot Noir juice from the whole clusters, then allow it a brief love affair with spicy French oak barrels during and after fermentation. Oeil-de-perdrix--French for "eye of the partridge"--is a traditional term for this wine's seductive, jewel-like color. Enjoy it well chilled with raw or grilled seafood, or on its own as a warm-weather refresher.
Tasting notes: Vibrant rose-salmon color. Pronounced aromas of ripe strawberry and green apple are supported by an undertone of light oak. The flavors are lively with cranberry and citrus zest notes. The full, lush mouthfeel is balanced by a brisk acidity and mineral elements, leading to a long-lasting finish..