Wine Maker Notes
Discovered by Cistercian monks in Burgundy in the 1300s, Pinot Grigio is the lighter-skinned cousin of Pinot Noir. The name Pinot Grigio refers to the grape’s color, which can range from light gray-blue to copper. Since the Middle Ages, this unusual vine has traveled the globe, gaining admirers along its path. We sourced 61 percent of our 2010 Pinot Grigio from vines rooted in the deep, loam soils of the Lodi American Viticultural Areas (AVA). The balance came from a vineyard with clay and loam soils in the neighboring Clarksburg AVA. The breezes off the delta cool both of these vineyards and preserve the grapes’ acidity as the lush, spicy flavors ripen.
While delightful as an afternoon sipping wine, this Pinot Grigio shines as a partner to smoked trout or ham, roasted pork or chicken with a spicy rub, and seafood dishes like grilled shrimp or sea bass.
BV Coastal Estates continues the tradition that Beaulieu Vineyards began more than 110 years ago—crafting enjoyable wines that bring together family and friends. These fruit-forward, approachable wines are sourced from premium vineyards throughout California's viticulture regions. Each grape varietal is matched to its ideal soil and climate, resulting in balanced wines with true varietal expression.