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 Comments: This is one of the few plantings of Riesling in the Sta. Rita Hills. Pierre Lafond originally planted Riesling in 1972 and it has always produced compelling wines in a variety of styles.

This wine is from vines planted 10 years ago to maintain our production as the old planting was in decline. 2.3% residual sugar balances with the crisp acidity and accents of Nectarine flavor.

2016 Riesling 2.3 R.S. Lafond Vineyard

SKU: 14116
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    100% Lafond Vineyard Riesling

    AVA: Sta. Rita Hills


    September 13, 2016
    Sugar: 22.5 Brix



    February 23, 2017

    Alcohol: 12.9%
    Total Acid: .75
    pH: 3.06
    Residual Sugar: 2.3% by vol.


    Cool stainless steel fermentation to retain aromatics

    Produced: 325 cases

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