Skip to content
Cart 0 items: $0.00
2018 Drizzle
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Appellation
Red Mountain
Vineyard Designation
Ciel du Cheval
Harvest Date
August 29, 2018
Sugar
21.9 brix
Acid
9.0 g/L
pH
2.96
Aging
6 months in stainless steel
Fermentation
21 day cool fermentation in stainless steel tank
Bottling Date
February 2019
Residual Sugar
0.6%
Alcohol %
13.1

2018 Drizzle

In Stock
Add To Cart
$15.00
/ 750 mL
SKU: 18DRIZZLE

Drizzle is the only Pinot Gris from the famous Red Mountain AVA, from Ciel du Cheval vineyard.  The 2018 Drizzle is drier (less sweet than prior vintages) with only 0.6% residual sugar.  This is the last bottling of Drizzle so get some while you can!

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2018 Drizzle is produced in a drier (less sweet) style than prior vintages (0.6% residual sugar). From Red Mountain’s Ciel du Cheval vineyard, this vintage of Drizzle is light greyish gold colored, with intriguing aromas of bosc pear, granny smith apple, honeydew melon, kiwi, key lime, apple blossoms, lemongrass and wet stone. The flavors have notes of grape and pear skins, celery stick and saline minerals. The back picks up calvados and pêche liqueurs and lime zest, followed by a juicy finish with vivid fruit acids.
Production Notes
Brix (% sugar) at harvest was 21.9%. The grapes were loaded into a pneumatic bladder press where the grapes were pressed “whole cluster” (they were not crushed or destemmed prior to pressing). After about two hours of gentle pressing, the Pinot Gris juice was transferred to settling tanks for several days. We then transferred the settled juice to stainless steel tanks for a 3-week cool fermentation. After heat and cold stabilization, Drizzle was cross-flow filtered and bottled in February 2019.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy slightly chilled with Asian food, sushi, roasted chicken, turkey, cheese and crackers or with summer sun and great company
Production
38 cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Appellation
Red Mountain
Vineyard Designation
Ciel du Cheval
Harvest Date
August 29, 2018
Sugar
21.9 brix
Acid
9.0 g/L
pH
2.96
Aging
6 months in stainless steel
Fermentation
21 day cool fermentation in stainless steel tank
Bottling Date
February 2019
Residual Sugar
0.6%
Alcohol %
13.1