2017 Wallula Vineyard Riesling
Our Riesling comes from the Wallula Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. Wallula vineyard sits at 1,100 feet of elevation, 700 feet above the Columbia River. This is a warmer site with deep sandy wind-blown soils and high winds. To mitigate the heat and the wind we have planted this vineyard with a modifi ed Lyra trellis high off the ground with twice the normal density of most vineyards in eastern Washington. The resulting grapes are intense in fl avors yet they retain great acidity making this site perfect for off dry styles. We pick the grapes from our vineyard designate mainly from the top of the vineyard which is planted with Riesling clone 198. The picking is on the later side (23 Brix). The Riesling juice is fermented at cool temperatures with native yeasts for 30 days and then aged in stainless steel tanks. We use no oak and the wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation – it’s as pure and unmanipulated as it gets.
Tasting Notes Pale straw with a bouquet of jasmine. This single vineyard Riesling is crisp with flavors of citrus, white peach and minerals.