2012 Dry Riesling
Vintage: "Classic" and "perfect" are just two accolades being bestowed upon the 2012 Napa Valley growing season and harvest. Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until Napa Valley's treasured wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar.
Vineyard: We grow all the fruit for our Estate Riesling on our Yverdon Vineyard at an elevation of almost 2,000 feet. Two separate German clones were planted on two-acres in 2006, in six separate blocks. The vines are grown in the coolest microclimates, which receive very little afternoon sun, protecting the acidity of this noble grape.
Tasting: This wine shows classic Riesling character with honey,
mango, clove, cinnnamon and fragments of Jasmine. The
palate is rich with bright flavors of kiwi and lemon curd.
Bottled on Aug.14th, 2013
Vinification: Pressed into small stainless steel
tanks and nuetral 60 gallon barrels
Aged surlie for 5 months in
neutral French Oak Puncheons.