2018 Ridgecrest Grüner Veltliner

2018 Ridgecrest Grüner Veltliner


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Winemaker’s Notes

Brilliant, bright straw color, with a savory nose on entry, showing herbs fresh from the garden, warm, spicy white pepper, and ginger tea. The fresh fruit that layers itself in between the initial aroma and your first, actual taste is full of yellow plum and honeydew melon, and red apple. Accents of rich vanilla and nutmeg abound. The palate is equally warm and emollient – full, rich and fleshy, with a spine of great acid to back it up. This Grüner will age stupendously, and continue to evolve in its complexity and balanced weight.

Vintage Notes 2018

We kind of cruised into the 2018 harvest, after an early bud break and bloom, a comfortably warm spring, and those precious, cool, summer evenings that make our eyes light up. The stellar prospect of the vintage was heightened by a “cool” final ripening compared to the previous five. Perfectly ripe, but not overly so. Zero disease pressure, thanks to ridge-top breezes and the absence of rain. Rich flavors with an edge of restraint, combined with the lift of gentle acidity. Textbook perfect from our vantage, and worthy of all the hype.

Technical Data

alcohol: 14.9%
TA: 6.2 g/L
pH: 3.18
RS: 5.9 g/L
144 cases produced
release date: 01 april 2019
drink: now – 2022

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