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2018 Upper Ridge Riesling

Stone fruit flavors, fresh, mineral elements and powerful floral aromatics.

Alcohol: 13%

pH: 2.99

Cases: 250


Tasting Notes: The mountain conditions produce a wine with stone fruit flavors, fresh, mineral elements and powerful floral aromatics. Dry, crisp and refreshing, this wine was artfully crafted to be extremely food friendly.

Vineyard: Our Upper Ridge Vineyard sits at an elevation of about 2600 feet making it one of the highest elevated vineyards in Sonoma County. With large diurnal temperature swings, ideal exposures, and an array of micro-climates, this site allows for a longer growing season making it a one-of-a- kind place for each of the eleven different varietals grown.

Vintage: With ideal conditions during flowering and a cooler, dry year, yields were up and the quality superb. The large crop set resulted in our team making multiple thinning passes of the fruit leaving only that of the highest quality. Due to mild temperatures, harvest started two weeks later than in 2017. With only one rain event at the beginning of October and clear skies from then on, the fruit was able to have a long hang time to reach textbook maturity.

Winemaker: Jamie Benziger

Harvested: October 2018

Label Artist: Meredith Pardue | Austin, TX