Wine Description & Statistics
|Lafond Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills
The noble grape Riesling is enjoying a well earned resurgence of popularity in America as increasing numbers of writers and chefs become enamored with the wine's flavors and suitability for pairing with a wide range of foods.
Peer through the fog of history and remember Riesling was really one of the first grapes that showed the promise of the Santa Ynez Valley for fine wine growing back in the middle 1970's.
Pierre Lafond planted the first block of Riesling in our Lafond Vineyard in 1972 and winemaker Bruce McGuire has crafted several styles of this wine since his arrival in 1981.
The amount of residual sugar in each style may vary slightly from year to year as Bruce balances this sweetness with the natural acid level that a particlar vintage has achieved.
This particular wine is an off-dry style, with just a hint of sweetness at 2.3% residual sugar.
This wine shows great potential for our growing estate Riesling program.
Winemaker's Comment: This vintage includes our new planting of Riesling which is comprised of 3 clonial selections and complements our 38 year old block of old vines that were planted on their own root stock.
Suggested retail: 15.00
Dates: Sept. 29 -
Oct. 4, 2010
Sugar: 22.2 - 23.8 Brix
100% Stainless Steel
Residual Sugar: 2.3%
Total Acid: .76
Production: 1032 cases