2018 Pinot Gris
About this wine
Tasting Notes: As is Merisi tradition, this Pinot Gris is sourced from the Jenkins Family Vineyard in Los Carneros, Sonoma. Lime, the signature oolong tea and a hint of warm pineapple embrace you. The wine is refreshingly lively. It is always a pleasure to work with the Jenkins Family not only because of their thoughtful nature, but also because their stewardship delivers excellent quality fruit. The ripe aromatics, coupled with the natural acidity, together creates a bright wine that is excitingly easy to drink. Enjoy it as an aperitif and find satisfaction as it holds up to to your meal. This wine contains minimal sulfites, as only a hint was added at the time of bottling, but never before. AWARDS 91 points, by Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis, Planet Grape Wine Review FREE SHIPPING AFTER ANY 12 BOTTLE PURCHASE.
Love Notes and High Praise
A beautiful wine that is pure art in a bottle! Immediately enticing on the nose, with lush fleshy red apples on the palate. Such a happy, lovely wine!
Meet the Winemaker
Mandy’s interest and curiosity in wine began at a young age through traveling with her family and watching them collect and taste wines from around the world. (Maybe she tried a little too!). In college, she studied liberal arts with a focus in science and agriculture and worked nights at a wine bar in Vermont. But wine was still just an interest and curiosity. It was not until she moved home to Northern California after serving 2 and half years in the Peace Corps, when she realized it was fall, she desperately needed a job, and it happened to be wine grape harvest. From there, she realized what she wanted to do. She worked up and throughout the wine industry in both the cellar and labs, from Italy to New Zealand, Sonoma and Napa, before returning to graduate school at UC Davis for a Master’s in Viticulture and Enology. Eight years ago, Mandy launched Merisi Wines as a side project, a creative outlet allowing her to work with “alternative” grapes to Cabernet and Chardonnay, which dominated her regular workload. As a winemaker, she never wants to stop exploring new regions and new varietals to work with.EXPLORE THIS WINERY