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October 26, 2017
Sugar: 26.1 Brix

100% Lafond

Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Total Acid: .76
pH: 3.06
Alcohol: 10.4%
Sugar at Bottling: 5.7% by vol.

Bottled: Feb. 27, 2018

Produced: 242 cases

Lafond Vineyard
- Santa Rita Hills
Riesling 5.7
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.

Winemaker's Comments: This lot was picked 4 plus weeks after our standard Riesling. Healthy vines in rich soil allowed us to fully develope intense Riesling flavors and stopping the fermentation at a low alcohol retained maximum fruit flavor.

Santa Rita Hills 2017 Riesling 5.7 22.00

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