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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 3 
TypeWhite
ProducerWind Gap Wines (web)
VarietyTrousseau Gris
DesignationPiccolo Bastardo
VineyardFanucchi Vineyard
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationRussian River Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2014 (based on 2 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Wind Gap Wines Trousseau Gris Piccolo Bastardo Fannuchi Wood Road Vineyard on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.8 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 11 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by stubbie999 on 12/11/2014: Savory and structured, this wine is a treat. Excellent, and interesting over 3 days - never lost a step, just kept changing and developing. (306 views)
 Tasted by 560 B&W on 12/10/2014 & rated 88 points: Still developing but suffers from a bitter note on the finish. Still a good food wine. 13.5% (306 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/23/2012: so good with thanksgiving meal. full bodied and penetrating flavors. (1481 views)
 Tasted by salil on 10/18/2012 & rated 83 points: CT blind group tasting at David's (Enfield, CT): More about being an unusual wine for curiosity value than something really interesting/compelling; a cloudy orange-salmon colour with lightly spicy and earthy notes framing fresh cranberry and raspberry fruit. It's light on its feet with bright acids and a savoury finish, but while it's nicely balanced there's nothing here that keeps me coming back for anything more than a tasting pour. (2147 views)
 Tasted by indiscriminate palate on 10/17/2012: TTTG Blind (DB): Cherry and sour/tart berry nose and palate, high acidity, finish of fairly strange spice and unbalanced alcohol. Unusual, but not in a good way. 78-82 (1711 views)
 Tasted by smokeshowing on 7/4/2012 & rated 88 points: This is such a cool wine, as much for its orange coloration as for its combination of spice and strawberry on the nose. Nicely balanced by acidity and an earthiness that makes for some spirited conversation. Sadly I never seem to be able to keep these bottles from disappearing. (2541 views)
 Tasted by River Rat on 3/11/2012: Pop and pour and drank over a couple hours. Interesting mix of citrus zest, strawberry and pale peach. I enjoyed it more chilled than at room temp. Really grew in texture as the time passed. Fun wine. (2003 views)
 Tasted by mmurry on 2/9/2012 & rated 90 points: Tasted at room temperature after glass decanting about 2 hours. Strawberry and barnyard on the nose, along with some lemon zest and spice. Rich and funky on the palate - lots of earth flavors mixed with citrus. The strawberry comes on in the middle, and it finishes with great acidity and a little spice. (1174 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/26/2011: Must emphasize this wine gains much pleasure and weight with some time open. Was the star at recent Thanksgiving meal. (1400 views)
 Tasted by verschell on 11/24/2011 & rated 90 points: Yummy, yummy, yummy - I got love in my tummy. This "little bastard" packs a wallop in a small package (perhaps it is named after the '64 Fiat Arbath). This unusual wine is made from 100% Trousseau Gris (or Grey Reisling). When mature, the skins develop a bronze hue. This wine is pressed by foot alone, and allow to ferment on top of the skins, leading to a unique orange color. Exotic fruit and earthy spices lead to a perfect wine to complement a thanksgiving table. (1379 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/22/2011: Hate to be the first review on this as I have no previous Piccolo Bastardo experience. Amazing orangish bronze color. Initially flavors ver flat and uninteresting--very young. With time, by the second day, the wine became much more complex. Even though it is not oxidized, it has flavor profiles similar to very dry sherries, works well with squash and other rich somewhat sweet foods. (1360 views)

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Wind Gap Wines

Producer website

Trousseau Gris

Trousseau Cris, otherwise known as "Grey Riesling," is a rare varietal with its origins in eastern France. Like its cousin Pinot Gris, its parent is a red grape and its skin is actually blush-bronze in color when fully ripe.

Fanucchi Vineyard

On weinlagen-info

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Sonoma County

Sonoma County Vintners

Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley Winegrowers Association | Wikipedia

 
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