Occam's Razor Skin Contact Pinot Gris 2019
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Winemaker Notes: The 2020 Occam’s Razor Pinot Gris is very similar in style to the 2019, perhaps a shade riper with higher toned phenolics. This is a skin contact wine with a beautiful golden-orange (citrine) hue. Lovely aromatics of apricot, peach, marzipan, and acacia. On the palate there are precise notes of apricot, tangerine peel, and honeycomb with hints of spice and marzipan. Fuller bodied with a concentrated palate, crisp acidity, and mineral expression. The lees aging adds a lovely textural component while the skin contact adds just the right level of phenolic grip. The vibrant finish echoes with notes of apricot and minerals. This is a wine that can be enjoyed now or over the next 2-4 years.
Technical Details: The clusters were destemmed and lightly crushed and the juice remained on the skins for 10-12 hours. The wine was barrel fermented partially in neutral oak barrels and stainless-steel barrels. No malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged on the lees for 10 months with weekly batonnage. The wine was not racked until bottling and no fining agents were employed. The wine was very lightly filtered to capture any remaining lees. The alcohol is 13.8%, pH is 3.54, and the titratable acidity is 5.6g/L.
Reviews: 92 points. The 2020 Pinot Gris Occam's Razor is a one-of-a-kind, skin-contact Pinot Gris wine that is showing nutty and earthy tones alongside ripe pear and marzipan notes on the palate. The texture from the extended bâtonnage really impresses. This is a layered and delicious wine that overdelivers for the price. Owen Bargreen, Vinous
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