2019 Lost & Found Petaluma Gap Pinot Gris, La Cruz Vineyard
Sourced from the organically farmed La Cruz vineyard in the eastern hills of the Petaluma Gap. Whole cluster pressed and native fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak; some lees contact. Delicious now, but will gain richness and drink well for a few years.
Appellation: Petaluma Gap
Vineyard: La Cruz Vineyard
Mix of stainless steel & neutral oak
Total Acidity: 6.23
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Lab Rat review of the 2019 vintage Petaluma Gap Pinot Gris from the La Cruz vineyard
I was unable to find any previous vintages of this wine offered on casemates, but it’s always possible I just overlooked it
My thanks to the casemates selection committee for being chosen for the rattage!
The cork is an artificial cork painted to look like a natural cork. (It tricked me until I got the corkscrew in and realized it wasn’t about to fall apart, so this is actually a good thing)
Normally I am not a big pinot gris/grigio fan as most implementations I have had tend to be very plain and uninteresting, but this one seems different.
The initial odor is distinctly Pinot Grigio with what I can only call a mild character, but I was pleasantly surprised when I took a sip to get a bit of a muted crisp quality with some (faint) rounded buttery malolactic properties; it gave it a bit of a sweet body with some tang at the end that lingers.
While the body of this wine is more substantive than I am used to for this varietal, it is not as much as I expect from something like a Chardonnay. I suspect that it tastes sweeter than it actually should if one only looks at the brix value (which by the way I am not privy to), but it is not a ‘sweet’ wine.
I thought it made a good pair with the noodle-heavy minestrone soup I had for dinner.