Mendocino's Pinot Grigios/Pinot Gris flavors can range from melon to pear and some even offer a subtle tropical or citrus fruit, often there is a honey or smoky flavor component as well. As for color, Pinot Grigio is typically a pale, straw-like yellow with some golden hues thrown in. The texture of a Pinot Grigio is worth noting, as it has very smooth, almost silk-like overtones that leave an impression on the palate.
Pinot Grigio pairs nicely with seafood, light pastas and cheese cracker combinations. Avoid foods with high acid contents, like citrus fruits or tomato-based recipes.
Pronunciation: Pee-noh Gree-Jhee-Oh / Pee-noh Gree
MENDOCINO's PINOT GRIGIO & PINOT GRIS WINES
Philo Ridge Pinot Gris
Tank fermented, no oak. Residual sugar of 2%
because the acids are high. This leads to a
balanced, full flavored wine.
Silver Metal Winner
Klindt Vineyards is sustainably farmed in
Anderson Valley. These 10 year old vines produced
a light crop in '08. The harvest was early after a
heat spike in August. The Pinot Gris came in with
high acids and the smell of white peaches.
Parducci Pinot Grigio
Pick Parducci Pinot Grigio for its enticing bouquet of pear, white peach, and orange blossom.