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.

 

Winemaker's 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.

 

Gold Medal 2019 Central Coast Wine Competition

2017 Riesling 5.7 R.S. Lafond Vineyard

SKU: 14317
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  • VINEYARDS

    100% Lafond Vineyard Riesling

    AVA: Sta. Rita Hills

     

    HARVEST

    October 26, 2017

    Sugar: 26.1 Brix

     

    BOTTLED

    February 27, 2018

     

    WINE

    Alcool: 10.4%

    Total Acid: .76

    pH: 2.97

    Residual Sugar: 5.7% by vol.

     

    Stainless steel fermentation

     

    Produced: 242 cases

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