Wine Description & Statistics
|Lafond Vineyard - Santa Rita Hills
2010 Dry Riesling
Riesling's allure over that of other white wines is the necessary precision and attention to detail that goes into making this wonderfully versatile noble grape maintain its racy acidity and its interestingly complex flavor profile.
In Alsace and Austria, Riesling is traditionally made into a very dry wine. Winemaker Bruce McGuire has experimented over the years with different levels of sweetness, measured by residual sugar, from dry to late harvest style. Lafond Vineyard is home to about 15 acres of Riesling.
This bone-dry, Santa Rita Hills bottling comes from a 38 year old block. Complex flavors highlight peach and nectarine, backed by a firm, mineral finish to make for a very food friendly wine.
Aging took place in neutral 130 gallon puncheons.
Winemaker's comments: From 38 year old vines the wine shows great depth and concentration.
Suggested Retail: 18.00
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Dates: October 4, 2010
Sugar: 22.2 Brix
Total Acid: .75
Production: 98 cases