Wine Description & Statistics
|Lafond Vineyards Santa Rita Hills
2004 Dry White Riesling
|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.
Production: 98 cases
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
Cooperage: Neutral barrels for
six months, sur lie
Total Acid: .78
Residual Sugar Dry
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