2016 Dry Riesling

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2016 Dry Riesling
2016 Dry Riesling


Tasting Notes:

Versatility is one of the reasons our winemaker, Elizabeth Clark, adores Riesling. Dry in style, this old vine Riesling, planted in 1983, is loaded with aromas of apple and honeysuckle.  A fruit driven entry followed by bright acidity finishes off this mouthwatering wine.


Winemaking Notes:

The grapes were hand harvested and immediately pressed off to minimize skin contact.  Pressing decisions are done by taste and the cycle was stopped at just over one bar of pressure to minimize potential phenolics.  After pressing, the juice settled for several days before being racked and inoculated.  Fermentation temperatures were kept at 52° to 55°F and lasted about four weeks until the wine tasted balanced.  The wine was cold stabilized in February and after crossflow filtering the wine was bottled in March 2017 and, for the first time, under screwcap.


Harvest Notes:
2016 might have been our earliest spring ever. Bud break occurred around March 20th, a full 10 days earlier than 2015. A warm growing season without excessive heat lead to an early harvest with a minimum of issues, something every farmer hopes for. An early harvest meant we were not dodging fall rains and could let the fruit hang on the vine until sugar, acid and flavors came into balance, something every winemaker hopes for.

Our winery and our estate vineyard, Dunn Forest, are LIVE Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe. The vineyard is hand cultivated allowing us to respond to individual vine needs.


A printout of this and the technical data is available under the 'Wine Information' tab above, 'Download Wine Notes'.

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AppellationWillmatte Valley
VineyardDunn Forest
Harvest Date10/12/2016
Acid6.7 g/L
AgingStainless Steel
Residual Sugar0.5%
Wine StyleDry, crisp
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced375
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