2018 YOUNG VINES RIESLING
This wine is now produced from the grapes off 2 vineyard plantings of younger Riesling. Most of the fruit from the vineyard planted in 2000 and the remainder from 20 rows we planted in 2014. This is the first time these young vines from 2014 have fruited anything and we are excited to have very decent volumes for the 2018 vintage. We still see a stylistic difference between the juice of the original blocks of fruit we planted in 1975. Therefore we will continue to make the ‘young vines riesling’, now identifiable to so many of our clients.
Blossom and citrus notes abound in this wine, both on the nose and the palate. These elements, coupled with stone-like, mineral overtones and grapefruit pith makes for a delicious, complex mouthful. The time on lees helps create a textural palate and lively acidity aids length and balance.