Growing Conditions

The growing season for 2020 was perhaps the most redeeming part of the year. It was a light winter that lasted a bit longer than anyone would have guessed and delayed budbreak a smidge but the rest of the season more than made up for it. It was warm and consistently on the verge of a drought without actually causing any alarming stress to the vines. Grapes came in at a high quality across the board and there was no pressure (rain, disease, or otherwise) to pick, therefore winemakers rejoiced.


The fruit was picked in October on 2 different days. The fruit was machine harvested, crushed and destemmed and pressed the same day. The juice was then settled and racked off of gross lees and separated into different tanks for fermentation.


This Riesling is a blend of 2 different fermentations using 71B. These occurred in stainless steel at temperatures between 52F and 65F. Fermentations lasted roughly 3 weeks. Fermentations were monitored and maintained at low temperatures to retain delicate aromas. Finished wine was then sweetened to desired level. The separate components were blended, cold stabilized, and filtered.