Riesling Solstice Vineyard
This is a small crop from old vines planted in 1980 . hand picked and fermented with its native yeasts. The grapes are more exposed at Solstice making the wine rich in phenolics.
The wine shows notes of peach and kiwi with a very subtle and delicate nose. This is a solid wine with broad shoulders on the palate and some pear and lemon flavors. The masculinity of this wine comes from a high phenolic content combined with a 13.5% ethanol and a 1.14% Residual Sugar. For all this, the wine is not sweet and shows perfect balance. The wine is truly cellar worthy and will age for a very long time (10 plus years).
The alcohol is 13.9%, acid 1.06%, pH is 3.11 and Residual Sugar is .78%.
We would recommend food that allows the palate to explore the wine: cheeses with fresh bread or a risotto
90 Points! This light Riesling feels dry, with a hint of tangerine on the finish after a nice hit of peach, apple and floral flavors. Shows length and deft balance. Drink now through 2015. 240 cases made. — H.S. — Wine Enthusiast April 1st, 2013
90 Points! The four-decade-old vines have lent this wine unusual flavors of forest mushroom, lemon rind and verbena. It tastes completely dry, and it has a tartness that carries through the palate. Drink this with herb-roasted chicken or pasta primavera. — P.G.— Wine Spectator June 30th, 2013
93 Points! Editor's Choice The new release from this old (1972) vineyard boosts the alcohol to 13.9%, dropping the residual sugar to just over 1%. Deep, concentrated, and driven by a dense minerality, this exceptional single-vineyard Riesling has raw fruit flavors of green apple, white peach and citrus rind. Sure to evolve, perhaps over decades, it has the vivid acidity and penetrating finish to improve significantly. — Wine Enthusiast 2010
90 Points! Light and fragrant, with floral, piney overtones to the green apple and green peach flavors, lingering easily as the barely off-dry finish keeps on going. Drink now through 2013. 220 cases made. — 90 points — HS — Wine Spectator
93 Points! Editor's Choice Flinty, with dense citrus rind phenolics, and great length. There are subtle traces of honey, lingering threads that suggest everything from apples to papaya. — P.G. — Wine Enthusiast
92 Points! The wine is finished at 1.2% residual sugar, but tastes bone dry. It.s succulent and juicy, with floral aromas, stone fruits and hints of honeysuckle. Concentrated and dense, it is both bracing and long. The bottle was re-tasted on the second and third days after being opened and retained its crispness and vitality beautifully. — P.G — Wine Enthusiast
90 Points! Smooth and polished, offering a lively mouthful of pear, grapefruit and mineral aromas and flavors that play against lively acidity, remaining glassy smooth in texture as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2012— 164 cases made — .HS — Wine Spectator
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