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Assemblage: 100% Riesling from Lanie's Block
Wine Making: Slowly fermented in stainless. Fined & filtered before bottling.
Vintage Notes: 2022 was a rollercoaster growing year which fortunately ended on a high note. The spring was wet and chilly, marked by near record precipitation and below average temperatures. We suffered a freeze on April 7th which affected buds; this combined with the cold and wet weather led us to anticipate a small crop and pushed our ripening season back by a month. Starting in July, mother nature decided to cooperate and we experienced perfect ripening weather through October. We also managed to avoid smoke from wildfires. Harvest was late and compressed which tested wine makers not on quality, because conditions were exceptional, but on style and space because varietals ripened in short succession. The exceptional flavor development, lower sugars and softer skins and tannins will make 2022 a vintage to remember.
Tasting Notes: This dry, white wine is summer in a glass. On the nose are bright aromatics of green apple, lychee, tropical fruits and jasmine. The palate is light and refreshing with great balance and acidity. Flavors of white peach and citrus dazzle the tastebuds. It is the perfect example of Yakima Valley Riesling. It pairs well with food but 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)