Columbia Valley, Washington
About half of the grapes came from German clones planted in the Horse Heaven Hills, planted in 2004 in close consultation with Armin Diel, selected to give the wine its distinct minerality. Sagemoor Farms Vineyards (16%) provide notes of apricot and honey. Yakima Valley’s Phil Church Vineyard (12%) contributes bright acidity. And Underwood Mountain (9%) in the Coumbia Gorge was the coolest site used in the vintage’s blend, enhances the wine’s lively, assertive character.
Hand-harvested grapes were gently sorted and whole cluster pressed to avoid any bitterness while enhancing clean, crisp character and freshness in the finished wine. Fermented at a cool 60 degrees in stainless steel tanks using a collection of German yeasts. The final blend is a careful selection of the best lots of the vintage to achieve a lively Riesling styled with a racy, complex character.
92 points – Wine Advocate
90 points – Wine Spectator
90 points - Wine Enthusiast
90 points – Jeb Dunnuck
90 points – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media