2013 Alexana Pinot Gris
$27.95 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
Interesting back story with this one. Alexana in Newberg, Oregon and Revana Family Vineyard in St. Helena are owned by the same person: Dr. Madaiah Revana, a cardiologist based in Humbolt, Texas. Dr. Revana says his interest in wine stems from his roots of a family immersed in agriculture for 100s of years. . .not in the Napa Valley but near Bangalore, India.
Dr. Revana, an avid collector of first-growth Bordeaux, he made the leap into the wine industry in 1997 when he purchased 10 acres in the Napa Valley for his vineyard and hired Hedi Barrett and built a winery to her specs. Thomas Rivers Brown has since succeeded Barrett as winemaker.
In 2005, with the help of Lynn Penner-Ash, Dr. Revana acquired a site that would become home to Alexana, named after his daughter. Wines produced at Alexana are Riesling, pinot gris, chardonnay and, of course, pinot noir.
Winery Tasting Notes: “Nose: crisp and clean with notes of honeysuckle, apple, pear and wet stone. Palate: honey, stone fruit and celery seed give way to a rich, ripe mouth feel and great minerality on the finish.”
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