Dauenhauer Riesling

Willamette Valley

It is always interesting and challenging to make a Riesling from a very different climate such as the wet and cool Willamette Valley. Because of the climate conditions, we have decided to pick the grapes for this wine early (at about 19 Brix) and craft the wine in a German Kabinett style.

The wine shows intense notes of apple, honey and grapefruit. This is a sweet wine with an incredible acidity and low pH . making it taste quite dry for its Residual Sugar. The wine has the potential to age for 30 years (if you are patient enough).

The alcohol is 8.8%, acid is 0.84%, pH is 2.81 and Residual Sugar 5.2%

Food Pairing:

Try this wine with some dry fruits, some cheeses (goat cheeses are best), ice cream would also work wonders. This would also make a great aperitif.

Vital Stats

Alcohol 9.0% Residual Sugar 6.4% pH:2.8 TA:.84%

Review

2007 Vintage

88 Points! Lively, tangy and generous with its pear and pineapple flavors, finishing with pizzazz. Drink now through 2013. 800 cases made. — HS — Wine Spectator 2010


Accolades

Silver Medal Winner
2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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