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Buena Vista Carneros Winery Carneros Pinot Gris 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The Pinot Gris grapes were hand harvested at night on our estate vineyards, then whole cluster pressed. Cold fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks to maintain fruit intensity and brightness. 5% of the juice was transferred to older barrels for fermentation gaining complexity and richness. Pinot Gris is a beautifully bright, crisp and flavorful wine – absolutely perfect for the warm days of summer. The 2007 release shows lovely aromas of nectarine and bright citrus, with hints of orange marmalade and floral tones. There is a nice acidity in the mouth, with subtle mineral notes accenting flavors of Meyer lemon and warm peach that last through the finish. A perfect summer sipper to enjoy well-chilled on its own, Pinot Gris’ bright acidity and piercing citrus tones make it a wonderful companion to delicate fish and seafood dishes. Just 670 cases were made.

Region: USA » California » Napa » Carneros

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Color: White
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
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Buena Vista Carneros Winery:
  Despite several setbacks, Buena Vista Carneros Winery has proven that it is capable of producing great wines no matter what the world has to throw at it. Founded in 1857 by Count Agoston Haraszthy, Buena Vista is California’s oldest premium winery. Unlike many wineries, smooth sailing was not in the cards for Buena Vista. During a trip to Nicaragua, Agoston Haraszthy died, supp... Read more
  Despite several setbacks, Buena Vista Carneros Winery has proven that it is capable of producing great wines no matter what the world has to throw at it. Founded in 1857 by Count Agoston Haraszthy, Buena Vista is California’s oldest premium winery. Unlike many wineries, smooth sailing was not in the cards for Buena Vista. During a trip to Nicaragua, Agoston Haraszthy died, supposedly while crossing a crocodile-infested river. Still, the winery pressed forward, carving a name for itself in California. Unfortunately, tragedy struck again, when a massive earthquake in 1906 destroyed their underground cellars. It wasn’t until 1940 that the winery recovered, thanks to Frank Bartholomew, as well as the winemaking skills of Andre Tchelistcheff. Today, Buena Vista Carneros Winery is clearly a success, since its original location just outside of the town of Sonoma is considered a California Historic Landmark. Since starting to grow wine grapes in Carneros in 1969, they have accumulated almost 500 acres in Carneros, with over 100 separate vineyard blocks, all under the guidance of winemaker Jeff Stewart. Read less

External Reviews for Buena Vista Carneros Winery Carneros Pinot Gris

External Review
Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Best of Class Medal



The Pinot Gris grapes were hand harvested at night on our estate vineyards, then whole cluster pressed. Cold fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks to maintain fruit intensity and brightness. 5% of the juice was transferred to older barrels for fermentation gaining complexity and richness. Pinot Gris is a beautifully bright, crisp and flavorful wine – absolutely perfect for the warm days of summer. The 2007 release shows lovely aromas of nectarine and bright citrus, with hints of orange marmalade and floral tones. There is a nice acidity in the mouth, with subtle mineral notes accenting flavors of Meyer lemon and warm peach that last through the finish. A perfect summer sipper to enjoy well-chilled on its own, Pinot Gris’ bright acidity and piercing citrus tones make it a wonderful companion to delicate fish and seafood dishes. Just 670 cases were made.

668 cases produced.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5%

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