Sept. 24, 2016
Sugar: 21.3 Brix
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
9 months sur lie
with regular stirring
to bind texture
Total Acid: .72
Resudual Sugar: Dry
Bottled: Aug. 3, 2017
Produced: 188 cases
Santa Rita Hills
2016 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: This is the last crop from our old Block of Riesling. Planted in 1972, this 46
year old Block was declining from drought and nematodes.
Aged 'Sur Lie' with 'Batonage' for mid palate texture. The concentrated fruit is carried with bright acidity. It will develope with age for years.
Platinum Medal 94pts. Best Riesling 2019 Winemakers Challenge
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