Solstice Vertical - 2014, 2015, 2016
For a limited time, we've put together this very special three year vertical of what is arguably our best wine! Solstice vineyard is a special Riesling vineyard planted in 1972 in what we refer to as “the golden bench.” It is located on a perfect south – south east facing slope on the highest elevation available in the lower Yakima Valley (1,100 feet). At this elevation the cooler temperatures preserves the acidity of Riesling and the shallow soils make the vines struggle and express their minerality better.
Solstice Vineyard Riesling 2014 - 90 POINTS WINE SPECTATOR
Very complex aromatics with high level of residual primary fruit. Lean mid-palate with zesty acidity and high dry extract suggesting a wine with long aging potential. All the stuffing of a great bottle of Riesling with hint of sweetness and intense acidity. This wine is likely going to thrive 10 to 15 years.
Solstice Vineyard Riesling 2015 - 90 POINTS CANBERRA RIESLING COMPETITION, GOLD MEDAL CRITICS CHALLENGE
Yeasty and mineral showing signs of early aging (not surprising considering the warm year). High complexity already making it ready to drink now . Great balance – high dry extract, low residual sugar and high acidity. Full body and quite like an Alsatian Riesling. Drink within 3 to 5 years.
Solstice Vineyard Riesling 2016 - NEW LABEL RELEASE!
Terpene driven with lots of peach and green apple fruit on the nose. Fresh and fruity. Very youthful with bright acidity and a very pretty balance of lower alcohol, slight hint of sweetness and high level of minerality/extract. A wine built to age that would please those looking for pure fruit pleasure. 8 to 12 years aging potential.