2004 Stony Hill White Riesling

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White Riesling has gained so in popularity in the last few years that we are truly distressed to have two hundred cases less than last year to offer you. This lovely 2004 vintage is pale straw in color with honeysuckle and white flower aromas. In the mouth it has a notable juicy, fruity quality and the tartness of pomegranate. For the perfect food pairing we always like to mention Dungeness crab and Stony Hill White Riesling together, so look for a couple of recipes on November 15th when crab season opens in San Francisco. And here's one more food pairing idea. First, chill the White Riesling. Then, for an extremely simple and delicious first course, place a grilled peach half on lightly dressed greens and sprinkle with crumbles of delicate blue cheese. Your family and guests will love you for this delightful combination of flavors.

2004 Stony Hill White Riesling

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 11 - 57 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: 100% White Riesling
Grapes: Grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Harvest Date: 9/1/2004
Fermentation Time: Typically, sixty percent of the wine is fermented down to 1 to 1-1/2 percent residual sugar in stainless steel in 10 to 30 days. The other forty percent of the wine is fermented dry in aged, 172 gallon puncheons from Stuttgart, Germany, at which time the Fermentation Temp: 50 degrees
Aging Time: 6 months in stainless steel Filtering: Sterile filtered to remove yeast
Bottling Date: 3/10/2005 Total Acidity: .64%
Residual Sugar: 1% Alcohol: 12%
Aging Potential: 5 years + Production: 338 Cases
Release Date: September 2005 Price at Winery: $18.00 per bottle

Press

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