2016 Single Acre Riesling
Bright and lively, this dry style Riesling is taut with energy. Floral notes of citrus blossom and white peach usher in more subtle hints of elderflower, lemon verbena, and ginger. The palate is streamlined but has a generous presence displaying mouthwatering notes of lemon and peach with a minerality that is carried seamlessly to the back of the palate. Enjoy now or can be cellared.
2016 was a warmer than average year for the Willamette Valley, causing smaller clusters and a perfect deceleration of heat accumulation at the end of an early growing season. A touch of rain during flowering gave the composition of clusters a higher skin to pulp ratio, leading to more vibrant flavors and aromas. Towards the end of summer, the temperatures dropped to a near perfect condition for the grapevines to finish out the season. Our grapes were able to ripen perfectly despite an earlier harvest than we’d ever seen, allowing the clusters to gain the beautiful flavor profiles and complexity to make 2016 one of the best vintages to date.