Our Riesling offers delicious flavors of lime and pineapple with perfectly balanced acidity leads to a crisp and refreshing finish.
Planted in 1996, our Riesling grapes come from a one-half acre lot planted at our Five Sisters estate ranch in Sonoma Carneros. The vineyard is on an east facing hillside, with soil that is well drained in a region that is known for cool temperatures and fog-laden mornings.
Grapes were handpicked and destemmed without being crushed, then pumped directly into our tank press where the juice was gently squeezed from the berries. The juice was chilled to 45 degrees F and settled before it was pumped to 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 fermentation, resulting in a bright, fresh wine.