2012 Stony Hill White Riesling

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$27.00 / each
$291.60 / case

The questions is: Can you make good wine from 65 year-old vines? And the answer is a resounding yes!  Peter's parents planted our Riesling vines in 1948, and yes, we've had to replace a few no longer bearing fruit.  But our philosophy has always been the older the vine, the more elegant the wine.  The 2012 vintage is palest straw in color with .9 percent residual sugar, which frames stone fruit and cantaloupe notes on the tongue.  The aroma has a touch of the classic German petrol and minerality as well.  This Riesling is perfectly balanced with a delicate intensity and lingering fruit-filled finish.

Tech Details

Farming: Dry Farmed Age of Vines: 23 - 64 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: White Riesling
Grapes: 100% grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: 9/17 - 9/18
Fermentation Time: One hundred percent of the wine was fermented down to .75 percent residual sugar in stainless steel for approximately three weeks. Fermentation Temp: 50 degrees
Aging Time: 6 months in stainless steel Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: March 28, 2013 Total Acidity: .70%
Residual Sugar: .9% Alcohol: 12.3%
pH: 3.22 Aging Potential: 5+ years
Production: 324 cases Release Date: September 2013
Price at Winery: $27.00  

 
2012 Stony Hill White Riesling