2019 Sunnyside Vineyard Riesling Ransom

2019 Sunnyside Vineyard Riesling Ransom

Wine Specs
Willamette Valley
Vineyard Designation
Sunnyside Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 19th
8.1 g/L
Bottling Date
April 2019
Residual Sugar
5 g/L
Alcohol %

2019 Sunnyside Vineyard Riesling Ransom


Tasting Notes

"Clear and pale straw, reflective with gold highlights. In the glass there is an immediate introduction to a delicate scent of petrol and earth followed by fruit flavors of tart pineapple, white peach and green apple. Kaffir Lime leaf, lemon pith, chamomile and raw honey frame the fruits and add depth to the mineral notes of wet stone, dust and crushed rock. Steely and bright with fabulous intensity jumping from the glass. Tasting the wine begins with a twist of tart Granny Smith apple, underripe pineapple and white peach. The citrus pith and chamomile transfer to the palate as does the dusty mineral and crushed rock. Any touch of residual sugar int eh wine is immediately balanced with the elevated acidity in the wine. A beautiful Riesling that captures single site intensity and varietal purity and expression. A super example of an American Riesling - flashy and bright, but powerful and complex." - Brett Zimmerman, Master Sommelier

117 cases produced.

Winemaking Notes

The fruit was 100% whole cluster pressed, settled and racked to a stainless steel tank where the juice was slowly fermented using CEG strain yeast for forty days at low temperatures. Fermentation was halted using a chiller, and the wine was then aged sixty days sur lie before being racked, lightly bentonite fined, filtered, and bottled.

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