Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2012 10Span Vineyards Pinot Gris Monterey County

The weather has been cold lately but Spring is around the corner and upon a visit to my favorite wine store First Avenue Wine House I purchased a few white wines. Pinot Gris has long been a favorite and the vineyard 10Span is new to me.

The California Condor with it's wingspan 10 feet from tip to tip was the inspiration for making this wine. Artisan crafted, these wines showcase the coastal region for which the bird soars high above. Proceeds from 10Span wines benefit the Ventana Wildlife Society which helps reintroduce the condor back into the wild.

The nose is so appealing with ripe apple and fresh sliced cantaloupe leading the way. Hints of orange citrus zest, floral notes and caramel round out the nose.

The mouth is crisp with refreshing layers of flavor. Cantaloupe, juicy apple and tangerine with a creamy butterscotch finish. I paired with spicy chicken tortilla soup and what an amazing pairing. The price is easy on the pocketbook at $12.99. A fun delicious wine.

I'll be back in to pick more up Traci.


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