Oct. 2, 2014
Sugar: 23.6 Brix
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
9 months sur lie
with regular stirring
to bind texture
Total Acid: .71
Resudual Sugar: Dry
Bottled: Aug. 4, 2015
Produced: 252 cases
Santa Rita Hills
2014 Dry Riesling
The noble grape Riesling is enjoying a well earned resurgence of popularity in America as increasing numbers of writers and chefs become enamored with the wine's flavors and suitability for pairing with a wide range of foods.
Peer through the fog of history and remember Riesling was really one of the first grapes that showed the promise of the Santa Ynez Valley for fine wine growing back in the middle 1970's.
Pierre Lafond planted the first block of Riesling in our Lafond Vineyard in 1972 and winemaker Bruce McGuire has crafted several styles of this wine since his arrival in 1981.
Winemaker's Comments: A small crop, 1.3 tons/acre, from 42 year old vines. This concentrated Riesling is exhibiting aromas and flavors of nectarine and lime zest with a long stoney finish.
Platinum Medal 2017 Critics Challenge
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