2016 Stony Hill White Riesling

The 2016 White Riesling is emblematic of what one expects from a young, vibrant  Riesling: fresh, bright, intensely aromatic, with a touch of richness from its hint of residual sugar. This wine contains fruit from two complementary locations: our own vineyard, whose 68-year-old vines are deep in wisdom but low in yield, and an exceptional Riesling vineyard in the cool climate Carneros region at the south end of the Napa Valley. We couldn’t be happier with the results. The nose is a combination of stone and flower; minerality and apple blossoms go hand-in-hand. With less than one percent residual sugar, its sweetness is nicely balanced with a crisp acidity. The initial sweetness is quickly replaced by candied orange peel and a delicate yet lingering finish. Consider pairing this lovely young wine with spicy Asian cuisine.

 

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/ 750 ml
SKU: WR16
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 9-15, 2016
Farming
Stony Hill Vineyard: dry farmed, Carneros Vineyard: irrigated
Acid
.67
pH
3.36
Fermentation
6 months in stainless steel
Bottling Date
March 16, 2017
Residual Sugar
.90%
Age of Vines
27-68 years
Alcohol %
12
Wine Profile
Grapes
42% estate grown, 58% Carneros fruit
Aging Potential
5+ years
Release Date
October 2017
Production
493 cases