2017 Semi-Dry Riesling
This very aromatic wine has a pale, alluring golden straw color. Aromas of lemon, lime and peach jump out of the glass and continue onto the palate where they mingle with flavors of apricot, tangerine and orange blossoms and lead to a crisp, bright lemony finish.
A total of 7.0 tons of estate grown grapes were harvested by hand on November 2, 2017. The grapes had 21 brix natural sugar, 0.72 TA and a 3.01 pH. These were destemmed, partially cold soaked and pressed. The juice was inoculated with yeast and cold fermented at 54-58 degrees for 16 days.
In the spring of 2018 the wine was cold and heat stabilized then filtered and bottled on June 13 & 14, 2018. The finished wine has 0.81 TA, a 2.89 pH, 2.0% residual sugar and 12.1% alcohol. 345 cases produced.
After just one sip of this Riesling, it is clearly the finest vintage of this style we’ve crafted in quite some time- perhaps 2008? 2010? This wine is bright, juicy and fruit driven. Aromas of stone fruit abound reminding one of fresh peaches, apricots and nectarines. On the palate, this wine is textured and full of stone fruit and tropical fruit flavors balanced with refreshing acidity. The finish lingers with hints of lemon and pineapple. If you enjoy fresh, zippy Rieslings then drink this one now. If you enjoy them aged with notes of petrol and crème brulee then feel comfortable cellaring this wine for years to come. Drink now and easily to 2030.