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Terlato Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2006

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Grape Variety/Varieties: Pinot Grigio Alcohol Level: 14.2% Length/Type of Fermentation: Whole-cluster pressed, racked after cold settling. 80% of the wine was tank fermented at cooler temperatures, 25% barrel fermented in neutral French oak. Length/Type of Aging: 4 months in tank and neutral French oak barrels; lees stirred every 2 weeks. Pinot Grigio resembles Pinot Noir until veraison. The clusters when harvested are a beautiful copper color. Being a natural genetic mutation, Pinot Grigio has all the intrigue, complexity and flavors of Pinot Noir, with none of the red color. This vintage suggests that the Russian River Valley can produce Pinot Grigio every bit as glorious as its famous Pinot Noirs. The fruit comes from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The grapes were hand harvested and delivered to the winery in half-ton picking bins in the cooler mornings in order to maximize the grapes' integrity. Color Pale gold Aroma Melon, orange blossom, and spicy Taste Lively and fresh with a dense midpalate. Crisp with a lingering finish.

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After 50 years in the wine industry, wine is still an inspiration for me. Every vintage brings an anticipation and excitement. After all, it’s a new birth. When I discovered Pinot Grigio in Italy, I was taken by its fresh aromas, its crispness, freshness and the way it paired effortlessly with foods. It was virtually unknown when I brought it to the United States in 1979. Not surprisingly, a... Read more
After 50 years in the wine industry, wine is still an inspiration for me. Every vintage brings an anticipation and excitement. After all, it’s a new birth. When I discovered Pinot Grigio in Italy, I was taken by its fresh aromas, its crispness, freshness and the way it paired effortlessly with foods. It was virtually unknown when I brought it to the United States in 1979. Not surprisingly, an entire nation of wine drinkers embraced Pinot Grigio for the same reasons I did. Today Pinot Grigio is the most requested wine in fine restaurants, and Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is the quality leader for the varietal. The U.S. was introduced to a new wine, as well as a new level of quality from Italy. I still feel about it today the same way I did the first time I tasted it. When I tasted Syrah from the Rhone Valley, dense, rich and aromatic, it immediately captured my fascination as well. It was a wine that I knew could stand alongside the best of another classic, Cabernet Sauvignon, because the taste profiles were similar: dense, rich and aromatic. We have fashioned our Syrah along those same lines. Of course, like most wine lovers, I have had a lifelong love affair with Bordeaux, the aristocracy of red wines, a blend of classic varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Angels’ Peak is the first of three blends we will introduce. When my sons and I decided to become vintners, our winemaking team found the right soil, and climate conditions that suited our needs. We planted some vineyards, bought others and Terlato Vineyards was born. It is small venture, but a sincere tribute to the wines and winemakers who have inspired us for decades. I regard these winemakers as artists and dreamers. I know this is true because now I am a winemaker myself. I want Terlato Vineyards to stand among the finest wines in the world, with those crafted by my friends. Read less
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External Reviews for Terlato Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

Terlato Pinot Grigio Russian River Valley 2007 750ml


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

90WE no further case discount


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/21/2011

The fragrances of lemon blossoms and honeysuckle hit your nose as soon as you pop the cork on this seductive white wine. It's so flavorful, so long in fruit and exotic in spices, and finishes mercifully dry. Twenty percent of barrel fermentation adds... Wine Enthusiast. A Pinot Gris wine from California in USA. 2006 Terlato Pinot Grigio 375ml


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Terlato Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2006 and all other wine from Terlato Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/23/2010

This vintage suggests that the Russian River Valley can produce Pinot Grigio every bit as glorious as its famous Pinot Noirs. The fruit comes from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The grapes were hand harvested and delivered to the winery in half-ton picking bins in the cooler mornings in order to maximize the grapes' integrity Color Pale gold Aroma Melon, orange blossom, and spicy Taste Lively and fresh with a dense midpalate. Crisp with a lingering finish.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Pinot Grigio resembles Pinot Noir until veraison. The clusters when harvested are a beautiful copper color. Being a natural genetic mutation Pinot Grigio has all the intrigue complexity and flavors of Pinot Noir with only a slight bronze color. This vintage suggests that the Russian River Valley can produce Pinot Grigio every bit as glorious as its famous Pinot Noirs. The fruit comes from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The grapes were hand harvested and delivered to the winery in half-ton picking bins in the cooler mornings in order to maximize the grapes' integrity.


External Review
11/25/2009

WE: 90 Points



Grape Variety/Varieties: Pinot Grigio Alcohol Level: 14.2% Length/Type of Fermentation: Whole-cluster pressed, racked after cold settling. 80% of the wine was tank fermented at cooler temperatures, 25% barrel fermented in neutral French oak. Length/Type of Aging: 4 months in tank and neutral French oak barrels; lees stirred every 2 weeks. Pinot Grigio resembles Pinot Noir until veraison. The clusters when harvested are a beautiful copper color. Being a natural genetic mutation, Pinot Grigio has all the intrigue, complexity and flavors of Pinot Noir, with none of the red color. This vintage suggests that the Russian River Valley can produce Pinot Grigio every bit as glorious as its famous Pinot Noirs. The fruit comes from two vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The grapes were hand harvested and delivered to the winery in half-ton picking bins in the cooler mornings in order to maximize the grapes' integrity. Color Pale gold Aroma Melon, orange blossom, and spicy Taste Lively and fresh with a dense midpalate. Crisp with a lingering finish.

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