Tasting Notes

2019 Riesling

An absolute stunner of a wine. Unsure of how this test would pan out, it has shown to be an absolute beauty of a wine, and one that will be replicated for years to come.

Brought in to widen the tasting profile Yonah offers, Tristen was given the challenge to craft a wine that mimics Eric's favorite German Rieslings...with American grapes. Tristen requested the grapes hang on the vine for an additional 10 days compared to when most Riesling winemakers would harvest, and believe it is shown in this vintage.

Slightly off-dry, and not overpowered by notes of green apple. There is a great acid to natural sugar ratio, which was obtained by chilling the wine down to arrest fermentation right at the perfect moment.

Pairs amazingly well with Thai/Asian cuisine with a slight spice.

2019 Riesling bottle

Technical information

Appellation:

100% Lake County, California

Varietal:

100% Riesling

Alc/Vol:

10.7%

pH

3.42pH

Harvest Date:

September 18th, 2019

Bottled:

February 19th, 2020

Cases Produced:

99

Good to Know

  • Considered one of the very best food-pairing wines, Riesling goes with a variety of dishes depending upon the level of sweetness and acidity. It's also famous for cooling off the palate during a spicy meal.
  • The characteristics of quality Riesling are reminiscent of peaches or, when young, apples. It has a unique acidity, minerality, and fruit flavor with aromas of wet stones, smoke or even petroleum (a highly prized note in aged Riesling).
  • Seldom oaked, Riesling grapes can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling makes excellent dessert wines and is typically thought of in the US as a sweeter white wine. But there are many "dry Rieslings" that are in fact very crisp and food-friendly, similar in body and style to a light, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc.