Tasty Shades of Gray: J Pinot Gris Feature
Are you a fan of Jordan Winery? If so, you may enjoy this Pinot Gris from J Vineyards & Winery. While Jordan Winery and J Vineyards & Winery are two completely different brands with different philosophies, they do share a family tree.
J Vineyards & Winery was founded by Judy Jordan whose father is Tom Jordan, founder of Jordan Winery. The “J” logo is the same “J” in the Jordan logo. However, in terms of wine, they shine independently of each other.
If you haven’t gotten to know the white varietal, Pinot Gris, now is the perfect time, as it's an incredible addition to spring. Pioneered in Sonoma, J Vineyards & Winery's Pinot Gris is a producer known for its traditional method sparkling wine and high-quality Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Fun fact: “Gris” means gray in French, and it’s the same varietal as the Italian Pinot Grigio.
We love suggesting this particular bottle to our friends because it’s so incredibly pairable with many dishes you might make at home, and it can easily be found in stores. Swirl it for a few seconds. There you go. Take a sip. Oh. Yes. Experience that lovely balance of lush tropical fruit and pear along with to-the-point minerality. It’s that very balance that gives this wine the character to stand up to all sorts of dishes. Think you don’t like white wines? Think again.
Fruit forward with nice acidity, the J Pinot Gris is a slam dunk with any salad, pizza, seafood or pasta dish.
Really, you can make your own rules when it comes to pairing a well-structured wine like this particular Pinot Gris. It works with just about anything, including a beautiful spring/summer day.