2009 Stony Hill White Riesling

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Our White Riesling has only 12% alcohol and slightly less than 1 percent residual sugar. We recommend it as the perfect aperitif and first course wine.  Its honeysuckle aromas and honeydew melon flavors in the mouth are sure to please even the most hidebound ‘dry wine only palate’.  It brings to mind all sorts of delectables to serve your guests. For an appetizer we suggest sun-ripened figs sliced in half, topped with Original Blue from Point Reyes, and grilled just until the cheese begins to bubble.  And for a first course, how about a grilled peach half drizzled with a bit of olive oil, a few very thin slices of Prosciutto and a serving of that divinely rich Burrata cheese.  In both cases simple assembly is all that is required !

2009 Stony Hill White Riesling

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 15 – 62 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: White Riesling
Grapes: 100 % grown produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: 9/4/2010 - 9/6/2010
Fermentation Time: Typically, 60 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 40 percent is fermented dry in aged, 172 gallon puncheons from Stuttgart, Germany, at which time the two lots are blen Fermentation Temp: 50 degrees
Aging Time: 6 months in stainless steel Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: 3/29/2010 Total Acidity: .65%
Residual Sugar: 1% Alcohol: 12%
pH: 3.25 Aging Potential: 5 years +
Production: 320 cases of 750 ml bottles Release Date: September 2010
Price at Winery: $27.00 per bottle  


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