May 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 6

WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECT ION
Paul
&Ed ‘s
Rating:
NOSE
PALATE
CELLAR
PAIRING
COLOR
FINISH
There are many ways that wineries at-
tempt to distinguish themselves from
the rest. Noble Vines is by far one of the
most unique. Their wines are named
after the grapevine clones used to make
the wine - this is notated in terms of the
vine type and vineyard block. Hence in
this selection we have wine made from
the Pinot Grigio clone selection 152
from Alsace, France. Most people may
overlook this minute detail, but it does
point to an extremely valuable side of
grape growing.
Choosing the proper clone to plant in
your vineyard can be the difference
between success and failure. It is that
important. Making a mistake here could
cost a grape grower thousands of dollars
and years to correct.
That being said, Noble has chosen their
clones very thoughtfully which is clearly
apparent in their tasty wines. Their
vineyard manager, Charlie Hossom, is
to thank for such fantastic attention to
detail. He has been managing vineyards
for decades and is quite brilliant in his
choices.
The clone they chose for this wine, Pinot
Grigio 152, comes from Alsace where
it is known as Pinot Gris. Pinot Grigio
is what the Italians call it, but it’s the
same grape. In Italy, the grape normally
makes illustrious, light, fruity wines. In
Alsace, it can account for some of the
greatest wines in the world.
This California selection is more like the
former with incredible white peach and
cantaloupe flavors and a fine finish.
NOBLE VINES
Pinot Grigio, 2016
White Peach
Melon, Lemon Peel
One Year
Seafood, Vegetarian
Very Pale
Lovely Citrus
Region: Monterey, California • Alcohol: 14.5%
ITEM #:
C0517W2DC
Retail Price: $13.99/each
Member Price: $11 . 98 /each
Reorder Price: $6.99/each
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