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Oct. 7, 2014
Sugar: 26.9 Brix

100% Lafond
Santa Rita Hills

Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Total Acid: .75
pH: 3.04
Alcohol: 10.4%
Sugar at Bottling: 10.6% by vol.

Bottled: Jan. 21 2015

Produced: 122 cases

Santa Rita Hills
Lafond Vineyard
2014 Riesling 10.6
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.

The amount of residual sugar in each style may vary slightly from year to year as Bruce balances this sweetness with the natural acid level that a particlar vintage has achieved.

This wine shows great potential for our growing estate Riesling program.

Winemaker's Comments: In 2014 we had an abundant crop of high quality Riesling. We left a section of one of the Riesling blocks to hang and fully develope ripe flafors.

It was picked a full 5 1/2 weeks after the first Riesling grapes were picked. The fermentation was stopped by chilling the wine at 10.4% alchhol maximizing the ripe fruit flavors.

Suggested Retail 22.0/750ml

Lafond Vineyards 2014 Riesling 10.6 22.00

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