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Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently.
This week included perhaps my favorite wine of the new portfolio at the recently rebooted Eden Rift Vineyards south of Gilroy (formerly known as Pietra Santa). Their palest of pale Pinot Gris had just enough skin contact apparently to make it interesting and give it just a hint of color. It’s worth seeking out.
Staying in the crisp zone, I can highly recommend the Calera Chardonnay, which offers all the things you want from a California Chardonnay without a slathering of oak.
Finally, don’t miss the rosé from Limerick Lane Cellars, which is one more point of proof that Rhone-style grapes really do make the best rosés.
Limerick Lane offered several other wines for …