Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling
Wine Making: Slowly fermented in stainless steel sur lees. Fined & filtered before bottling.
Vintage Notes: 2020 was a relatively warm year for Washington State with a significantly smaller crop than average. A freeze in the autumn and some severe weather events in May impacted buds and fruit set which led to fewer and smaller clusters and berries. What we did not have in quantity certainly gave way to quality. Warm temperatures in September and October allowed the berries to slowly develop sugars and flavors while maintaining acidity. Overall, a spectacular vintage showcasing aromatics and concentrated fruit. This Riesling was hand-picked on September 28, 2020.
Tasting Notes: This dry, white wine has bright aromatics of green apple and tropical fruits with a hint of brioche owing to its fermentation sur lees. The wine is clean and crisp with a great balance of sweetness and acid. It is the perfect example of upper Yakima Valley Riesling. It pairs well with food but is delicious on its own. Drink it now or keep in the cellar.
Recommended Food Pairings:
- Spicy cuisines: Asian dishes, Indian curries, Mexican
- Seafood, in particular crab & scallops
- Pairs well with salad; including tangy flavors such as vinegar and cilantro; as well as hard cheeses like white cheddar
- For Dessert: Apple crumble or strudel, carrot cake, sweet pastries such as brioche, tropical fruits (i.e. pineapple)