2011 Stony Hill White Riesling

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Our 2011 Riesling is a little more Germanic in character than usual.  A cool summer and early rain in 2011 have given us a more rounded wine, pale straw in color, with appealing aromas and flavors of dried fruit, honey and apricots.  There's also a spicy note of cloves which piqued our interest.  This Riesling is a touch earthier with a slightly heavier body than other vintages.  It is not sweet, with less than one percent residual sugar, and will definitely develop into a rich wine in a couple of years.

2011 Stony Hill White Riesling

Tech Details

Farming: Dry Farmed Age of Vines: 22 - 63 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: White Riesling
Grapes: 100% grown, produced, and bottled at Stony Hill Vineard Harvest Date: 10/3 - 10/14
Fermentation Time: 3 weeks in stainless steel Fermentation Temp: 50 degrees
Aging Time: 6 months in stainless steel Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: 03/22/2012 Total Acidity: .69
Residual Sugar: 1.0% Alcohol: 12%
pH: 3.35 Aging Potential: 5+ years
Production: 330 cases Release Date: Sepetember 2012
Price at Winery: $27.00 per bottle  


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