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The 2017 Riesling 5.7 is made using 100% Lafond Vineyard grapes. The Lafond Vineyard dedicates 15 acres to Riesling, one of the first varietals planted by Pierre Lafond. The cool climate of the Sta. Rita Hills, and the river deposited soil, create a Riesling grape with bright fruit notes and strong minerality.


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.


Winemaker Comments: This lot was picked four weeks after our standard Riesling. Healthy vines in rich soil allowed us to fully develop intense Riesling flavors.  We stopped the fermentation at a low alcohol percentage and 5.7% residual sugar while retaining maximum fruit flavor.


Tasting Notes: The 2017 Riesling 5.7 is translucent gold in color. Strong aromas of honeysuckle, green apple, and passionfruit jump out of the glass. Honeysuckle, pear liqueur, and ripe peach complete the palate. Fairly sweet, with mouth-coating viscosity, this wine goes well with Keylime pie, aged cheese, or anything with avocado.



Gold Medal 2019 Central Coast Wine Competition

2017 Riesling 5.7 R.S., Lafond Vineyard

SKU: 14317
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    100% Lafond Vineyard Riesling

    AVA: Sta. Rita Hills



    October 26, 2017

    Sugar: 26.1 Brix



    February 27, 2018



    Alcohol: 10.4%

    Total Acid: .76

    pH: 2.97

    Residual Sugar: 5.7% by vol.


    Stainless steel fermentation


    Produced: 242 cases

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