Refreshing and approachable, our Pinot Gris has exquisite flavors of peach, pears and apricots with delicate apple. A nice bright acidity and fresh fruit are enhanced by not using oak in the winemaking process.
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Cline’s Pinot Gris grapes are grown on our estate vineyards in the Sonoma Coast appellation. This cool growing region – bathed by morning fog and warmed by afternoon sun – yields fruit with intense flavor and bright acidity. The soil is rich with minerals and rarely needs irrigation. Since 2000, Cline Cellars has farmed the Green String Way – sustainably and in harmony with the natural world. Cover crops, compost teas, oyster shells, and crushed volcanic rock restore soil nutrients. Sheep graze the weeds. Two thousand high-capacity solar panels harness the sun’s energy to power our winery. Our vines and fruit are chemical-free, and our winery is energy-independent and self-reliant.
Grapes were handpicked and de-stemmed, then transferred directly to our tank press where the skins and solids were separated from the juice. The juice was then pumped to a chilled, temperature-controlled stainless steel tank where it settled for twenty-four hours, and was then racked to a fermenting tank. Pure wine yeast was added and the juice fermented at low temperatures to preserve the natural flavors and freshness of the grapes.
Refreshing and approachable, our Pinot Gris has exquisite flavors of orange and tangerine. No oak aging is used in the winemaking process, which enhances the fresh fruit flavors and bright acidity.
Enjoy this wine with light fare such as grilled fish, quiche & butter lettuce salad, herb-crusted halibut and lobster with tarragon butter.