Provenance Wines Pinot Gris 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Appearance: The natural colour of Pinot Gris is there in all its beautiful glory - brilliant, glowing champagne-like straw yellow. Nose: Classic Pinot Gris fruit aromas of pear, honeysuckle and apple lift out of the glass, a subtle spearmint like aroma can also be detected. These primary fruit characters are complemented by a cashew like nutty lees underlay. Palate: When tasted the fruit aromas evident on the bouquet are repeated on the palate. These generous flavours are in turn complemented by a balanced thread of crunchy natural acid, ensuring both balance and zest. A creamy element (maturation on yeast lees) provides a perfect foil to the natural coarseness of rich Pinot Gris. A feature of this wine is its persistent flavour, built on the balancing components of fruit flavour, lees influence and minerally acid. Upfront and fresh in character, generous yet fine, a rich, balanced, varietally true, Pinot Gris. Food: White fleshed fish, mushroom risotto, roast pork and apple, asian styled spicy dishes - awesome with Tom Yum soup. An absolute taste sensation with fresh crayfish, fresh white bread and butter.

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Our inaugural release, Provenance Vineyards 1999 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, established the winery's style: an elegant yet powerful richness with deep, intense flavors that reflect the vintage and vineyard. With the 2000 vintage we expanded our family of wines to include Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Merlot. Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc, our only white wine, made its debu... Read more
Our inaugural release, Provenance Vineyards 1999 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, established the winery's style: an elegant yet powerful richness with deep, intense flavors that reflect the vintage and vineyard. With the 2000 vintage we expanded our family of wines to include Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Merlot. Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc, our only white wine, made its debut with the 2003 vintage. In August 2002 we acquired the winery known formerly as Chateau Beaucanon, located on Highway 29, for our home in the heart of the Rutherford appellation. After extensive remodeling and refurbishing of the property, we opened our tasting room, featuring a floor made of staves from our own oak barrels, in October 2003. Read less
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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Appearance: The natural colour of Pinot Gris is there in all its beautiful glory - brilliant, glowing champagne-like straw yellow. Nose: Classic Pinot Gris fruit aromas of pear, honeysuckle and apple lift out of the glass, a subtle spearmint like aroma can also be detected. These primary fruit characters are complemented by a cashew like nutty lees underlay. Palate: When tasted the fruit aromas evident on the bouquet are repeated on the palate. These generous flavours are in turn complemented by a balanced thread of crunchy natural acid, ensuring both balance and zest. A creamy element (maturation on yeast lees) provides a perfect foil to the natural coarseness of rich Pinot Gris. A feature of this wine is its persistent flavour, built on the balancing components of fruit flavour, lees influence and minerally acid. Upfront and fresh in character, generous yet fine, a rich, balanced, varietally true, Pinot Gris. Food: White fleshed fish, mushroom risotto, roast pork and apple, asian styled spicy dishes - awesome with Tom Yum soup. An absolute taste sensation with fresh crayfish, fresh white bread and butter.

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