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Jones Winery Pinot Gris 2008

Member Review by MTB:

A dry, crisp wine, this is an estate wine, produced from grapes grown on Pumpinkseed Hill behind the main farmhouse and winery. The driest of the Jones Winery whites, the Pinot Gris is a very pale yellow, almost straw color and has a dry grassy nose. The wine is smooth and crisp, with light notes of citrus, and a slightly acidic tang at the end which gives the wine a bit of depth. Overall an interesting wine.

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Color: White
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
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Jones Winery:
We are a small Vineyard and Winery. We produce about 200 cases of wine a year. We specialize in only one wine – Cabernet Sauvignon. We use only small amounts of sulfites to kill bad yeast and bacteria. We use high quality yeast to convert the natural grape sugar to alcohol. We do not add anything else. Our goal is to consistently create a high quality wine. The Vineyard Estates of Wallace and ... Read more
We are a small Vineyard and Winery. We produce about 200 cases of wine a year. We specialize in only one wine – Cabernet Sauvignon. We use only small amounts of sulfites to kill bad yeast and bacteria. We use high quality yeast to convert the natural grape sugar to alcohol. We do not add anything else. Our goal is to consistently create a high quality wine. The Vineyard Estates of Wallace and Elaine Jones are located in San Benito County, California near the city of Hollister. The vineyard was once a part of Almaden Vineyards. Almaden Vineyards which was located in San Jose, California established vineyards in San Benito County in 1956. In 1967 Almaden Vineyards leased 200 acres and planted Cabernet Sauvignon on Cabernet Sauvignon rootstock. The vineyard is planted on rolling hills at an elevation of 500 feet. The rolling hills were created from Ice Age glaciers, which left behind soil that is layered with gravel and sandy dirt - perfect for vineyards. The vineyard rows run east to west. The vines are planted 9 feet apart within each row and each row is 9 feet apart (9X9). The vineyard was watered with an overhead sprinkler system. Prior to Almaden Vineyards closing their business, the leased land was retuned to the owner whom subdivided the vineyard into 5 acres parcels. In 1990, Wallace and Elaine Jones purchased a 5 acres vineyard parcel. They built a home in the middle of the vineyard. They revitalized the 35+ years old vineyard - keeping the overhead sprinkler system. They established a contract for the grape harvest with Thomas Kruse Winery and in 1993 bottled their first wine. The contract ended in 2001 and the Jones Winery was established. Wallace Jones maintains the vineyard and is the wine maker. We age our wine and have a wine inventory that dates back to 1993. We limit our sales annually to no more than ½ of our outstanding inventory for a particular vintage year. Read less

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Snooth User: MTB
100216938
3.50 5
08/23/2009

A dry, crisp wine, this is an estate wine, produced from grapes grown on Pumpinkseed Hill behind the main farmhouse and winery. The driest of the Jones Winery whites, the Pinot Gris is a very pale yellow, almost straw color and has a dry grassy nose. The wine is smooth and crisp, with light notes of citrus, and a slightly acidic tang at the end which gives the wine a bit of depth. Overall an interesting wine.

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Snooth User: jmd477
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4.00 5
10/04/2010

Though I live in Connecticut and I'm a strong supporter of the CT Wine Trail, there's no denying the fact that CT Wines can be a little hit or miss to say the least. That said, I've been rather impressed with what Jones Winery has been producing of late, and this Pinot Gris is definitely one of their better wines (not to mention one the best whites produced in CT). Dry, with a slight zest and a very smooth finish, this is a very good white. While many CT white wines- whether they be Chardonnay, Riesling or Pinot Gris- tend to be too sweet and even a little syrupy-tasting, the crispness of Jones Pinot Gris is an exception, and brings to mind more of an Italian Pinot Grigio. Interestingly enough, the Jones Pinot Gris is made entirely from estate-grown grapes in Shelton, Connecticut. And while it's true that one could get an expetional Pinto Gris or Pinot Grigio from France, Italy or California for less money than this, it's worth giving this wine a try.




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