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Claiborne and Churchill Pinot Gris Edna Valley Alsatian Style 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Nice and herbal on the nose with lime zest, sandy soil and gentle herb tones backed up by a slight lactic note. Bright and very vertical in the mouth, this shows lean, crisp flavors of pear and Meyer lemon in the mouth with a zesty flavor profile. Gains a light tropical fruit/papaya tone on the back end before gaining real acid-driven focus on the moderately long, mineral-dusted finish. Zesty, pure and intense. I like this fruit-driven style, which snaps to attention on the finish. 88pts

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Claiborne & Churchill Vintners:
Claiborne & Churchill is a small, family owned and operated winery, founded in 1983 and located in the heart of the Edna Valley, just outside San Luis Obispo, California. Inspired by the wines of Alsace, we specialize in premium dry wines made from Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris grapes, as well as handcrafted Pinot Noir from several nearby vineyards. We also produce small lots of othe... Read more
Claiborne & Churchill is a small, family owned and operated winery, founded in 1983 and located in the heart of the Edna Valley, just outside San Luis Obispo, California. Inspired by the wines of Alsace, we specialize in premium dry wines made from Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris grapes, as well as handcrafted Pinot Noir from several nearby vineyards. We also produce small lots of other wines, including a Dry Muscat, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling Brut Rose, and a Port-style wine. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Claiborne and Churchill Pinot Gris Edna Valley Alsatian Style

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,963
4.00 5
08/17/2012

Nice and herbal on the nose with lime zest, sandy soil and gentle herb tones backed up by a slight lactic note. Bright and very vertical in the mouth, this shows lean, crisp flavors of pear and Meyer lemon in the mouth with a zesty flavor profile. Gains a light tropical fruit/papaya tone on the back end before gaining real acid-driven focus on the moderately long, mineral-dusted finish. Zesty, pure and intense. I like this fruit-driven style, which snaps to attention on the finish. 88pts


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Snooth User: lgroener
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Vintage: 2005 10/25/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Claiborne and Churchill Pinot Gris Edna Valley Alsatian Style

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Vintage: 2005 02/04/2009

Try this next time you?re looking for something rich like a Chardonnay, streamlined like a Sauvignon Blanc, but different. It has the creamy opulence of Chard, with honeyed melon, pineapple and peach custard flavors. Yet there?s firm acidity and a




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