Vintage 2015
Wine Type White
Varietal Pinot Gris
Region Sonoma County
Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren

The Cold Creek Ranch experiences maritime influences from the Pacific Ocean, which provide cool breezes and morning fog. As a result, the Pinot Gris offers forward fruit flavors, lively acidity and hints of minerality.

This wine offers bright aromas of freshly picked white peach, lemon citrus blossom and red apple. The nose leads to a mouthwatering palate with flavors of ripe stone fruits and juicy pear. The wine has interesting mineral notes that add complexity and the persistent core of acidity leaves a lively and clean finish.

Bottle Size: 750 ml
Bottles in Case: 12

Tasting Note

The Cold Creek Ranch Pinot Gris offers fresh stone fruit aromas of white peach, lemon citrus blossom and crisp red apple. The nose leads to a mouthwatering palate with flavors of ripe peach and juicy pear. The wine has beautiful mineral notes that add complexity and a persistent core of acidity that leaves a lively and clean finish.

Vineyard Note

The Cold Creek Ranch is tucked away in the southern-most portion of the coveted Sonoma Coast appellation. The ranch experiences maritime influences from both the San Pablo Bay and the Pacific Ocean, which provide cool breezes and morning fog. As a result, the Pinot Gris offers forward fruit flavors, lively acidity and hints of minerality.

Winemaker's Note

This 2015 vintage marks our eighth release of Pinot Gris from the Cold Creek Ranch. The blend consists of 100% Pinot Gris fruit most of which ferments in stainless steel tanks to retain the purity of the fruit character from the vineyard. Additionally, we ferment a portion in seasoned French oak barrels (9%) to add creaminess and depth to the wine. Finally, we ferment a small amount (9%) in stainless steel barrels to add a  richness  to  the  texture  of  the  wine.  None  of  the  lots  go  through  malolactic  fermentation and the final blend is assembled just before bottling.
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