The 2013 Estate Riesling includes the third harvest from two acres planted in the autumn of 2008, and fruit from the original one acre planted in 2001. The young fruit from the new vineyard shows remarkable structure which tempers the high acidity from a very late ripening year. Fermented in small stainless steel tank.
TA: 10.14 g/l
Fresh and tangy citrus fruits on the finish. Reminiscent of bright Granny Smith apples, crisp pears and cantaloupe melon on the palate. Aromas of Meyer lemon, lime and quince.
Pairings with this ageable Riesling include fish & chips, fresh crab, fried calamari, tempura, razor clams, sushi and mild or spicy sausage.
91 points, Wine Enthusiast “This wine is beautifully rendered, with pear and melon backed by hints of citrus. The length, persistence, balance and tension are superb, and the mouth-puckering finish will have you reaching for another glass.”
90 points: Vinous Light bright gold. Fresh sharply focused lime quince and ginger scents show very good clarity and pick up a kerosene note with air. Dry and chewy in texture offering bitter citrus pith and honeysuckle flavors and a deeper suggestion of peach pit. Densely packed and lively as well carrying no excess fat. Repeats the quince and lime notes on a long nervy focused finish. This taut elegant wine checks in at 12.1 percent alcohol.
Gold Medal: 2016 Great Northwest Wine Invitational “A Riesling that stands apart for its litheness combined with clout. Not heavy handed, just convincing for its rippling stride against a dry, minerally background.”
Gold Medal: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal: Savor Northwest Wine Competition