Wine Description & Statistics
Lafond Vineyards Santa Rita Hills
2004 Dry White Riesling
click image to close window The Lafond Vineyard has always been an interesting place to grow Riesling. Our long, cool growing season enables firm acids to develop which highlight the flavor intensity that makes this a wonderful full-bodied example of a noble grape we feel is underappreciated in the world.

These vines were originally planted in 1972 and are still a part of the vineyard; not only because we are proud of the quality of our Riesling, but because we have always found this grape to be very satisfying when circumstances call for a crisp, refreshing white wine.

In 2004, small yields and terrific flavor concentration allowed Winemaker Bruce McGuire to choose a range of residual sugars to finish the wines. This, our dry style, shows off the body and complex flavors highlighting peach and nectarine backed by a firm, mineral finish to make for a very food friendly wine.

Aging for six months in neutral barrels sur lie adds to the weight of the wine. Often described as a “sipping wine” we recommend trying this Riesling with Asian Cuisine or white meats such as pork or turkey.
Suggested retail:18.00/750m
Production: 98 cases


HARVEST
Date: September 22, 2004
Vineyards: 100% Lafond Vineyard,
located in the Santa Rita Hills
section of the western
Santa Ynez Valley.
Sugar: 23.70 Brixl
WINE
Cooperage: Neutral barrels for
six months, sur lie
Total Acid: .78
pH: 3.17
Alcohol:14.7%
Residual Sugar Dry

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