2011 Estate Riesling
Vineyard: Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
Harvested: October 15th, 2011
Brix: 22.1 Brix, 12.6% Alc. By Vol.
Time on Skins: 12 Hours
Ageing: All Stainless Steel
Bottled: Spring 2012
Released: Summer 2012
A full floral, stone fruit, apricot bouquet is framed with a mineral and almost kerosene like aroma. Fresh acidity on the mouth makes you salivate another sip, complimented by the rich texture on the tongue from that initial skin contact before its cool fermentation. The slight residual sugar caresses on the way down. If there ever were a balance between a seductive Troken German Riesling and elegant dry Austrian version, this would be the epitome.