Our 2020 Riesling offers delicious flavors of honeycomb and Meyer lemon and notes of fruit cocktail, with perfectly balanced brightness and acidity this wine has a wonderfully refreshing finish.
The largest percentages of the grapes for this blend were sourced from a cordon trained, spur-pruned vineyard planted in the well-drained and cool Potter Valley of Mendocino County in 2002. The balance of the grapes are from our Estate "Five Sisters" vineyard and the 1/2 acre is planted on an east-facing hillside adjacent to the winery. The clone 10 grapes were planted in 1996. The soil is well-drained and the region is known for its cool temperatures and fog-laden mornings.
The grapes were handpicked and destemmed (but not crushed) and pumped directly to our tank press. The juice was chilled to 45 degrees F and settled before pumping into a small, temperature-controlled stainless steel tank. We used a special yeast, developed at the University of Stellenbosch, to bring out the wonderful citrus, floral, and peach character of the wine. Once the ideal sugar and alcohol balance was achieved we chilled the tank down to naturally "arrest" the fermentation. The result is a bright fresh wine.