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Riesling Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: The vines which produced this wine were planted in the early 1980's and are own rooted in sandy, stressful Willakenzie-type soils. The vineyard faces due south, 350 feet above the town of Carlton, Oregon. Cropped at only 1.5 tons per acre, this German inspired Kabinett-style Riesling was harvested in late October at 20 degrees Brix, 2.9 pH and a TA of 10 with 10% of the grape clusters having developed the noble rot level of Botrytis which enhances texture, aroma and sugars of the finished wine. Aromas of lime-oil burst from the glass, intermingling with grapefruit, tropical flowers and strawberry-cream. The palate is a rich yet energetic swirl of meyer lemon, gooseberry jelly with tight and juicy acidity and minerality, yet still possessing a rich touch of honeyed texture and a nice blend of mineral saltiness and kiwi fruit. This wine was fermented using 5 different yeast strains of German and French origin as well as native yeast strains in stainless steel barrels (sur lies) for 6 months before bottling in April with 11 grams of residual sugar left to balance the mouthwatering acidity. Our 2004 Riesling will drink amazingly well young, pairing with just about anything you can throw at it, and will age beautifully for 5-9 years or more if cellared carefully.

Varietal Definition
On the sweeter end of the spectrum, some of the best dessert wines should give thanks to the Riesling varietal. Riesling is known for its complementary nature of combining balanced acidity with sugar. Rieslings are made dry to sweet, but it is the sweet style Riesling that brought about its popularity in the United States. With the rise of spicy sauces, marinades and dips to flavor our meal, Riesling plays a part in taking off the edge of the heat. Riesling is known for a number of signature characteristics: floral, citrus and pear. Riesling has peaked in California with 11,000 acres planted. Today, Monterey County’s cool-climate areas and its long growing season produce good amounts of character for the Riesling grape. Outside of


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