Santa Rita Hills - Lafond Vineyard
2013 SRH Riesling
Rising in the middle of the western Santa Ynez Valley, the Santa Rita Hills are the distinguishing feature of our AVA, home of Lafond Vineyard and a wonderful area to grow Riesling.
The long, very cool growing season of this area is exemplified by February bud break and September harvest, a long period for vine physiology that creates wines of intense concentration and balanced acidity.
Riesling's allure over that of other white wine is the necessary precision and attention to detail that goes into making this wonderfully versatille noble grape maintain its racy acidity and interestingly complex flavor profile.
In Alsace and Austria Riesling is traditionally made into a very dry wine. Winemaker Bruce McGuire has experimented over the years with different levels of sweetness, measured by residual sugar, from dry to late harvest style.
Lafond Vineyard is home to about 15 acres of Riesling. This dry Santa Rita Hills designated bottling comes from an old block which gives the wine great depth and concentration.
Winemaker's comments: This Dry Riesling is from 40 year old self rooted vines. The wine is fresh, crisp with depth and structure from vine maturity. The wine is is accessible now and will evolve for years.
Double Gold Best of Class 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal 91 Points 2016 Critics Challenge
Suggested Retail Price: 20.00
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Statistics | Bottle | Label | Open Bottle+glass
Oct. 14-13, 2013
Sugar: 23.6 Brix
Santa Rita Hills
Stainless Steel fermented
Total Acid: .766
Bottling Date: July 17, 2014
Production: 316 Cases