2021 Riesling - 2L Estate Vineyard
Old Mission Peninsula
October 26, 2021
15 months stainless steel on the lees
March 15, 2023
This ain't your momma's Riesling! Extended lees aging gives this wine a richness and depth that you won't expect, but will wonder how you ever lived without. Some of Riesling's innate brightness is toned down in favor of mineral aromatics (flint, wet slate) and rich melon, candied ginger, and Kaffir lime on the palate. As complex as it is now, we can't wait to see what a few years in the bottle will do...
Most Riesling is made in a manner meant to highlight the grape's inherent bright, fruit-driven qualities. This one's a little different. Rather than the customary (and brisk!) 4-5 months of aging, we took a bit longer - 15 months, to be exact. The wine was moved into 80-gallon stainless steel barrels and aged sur-lie style, resulting in a Riesling with enhanced weight and texture.