2019 Dry Riesling

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2019 Dry Riesling
2019 Dry Riesling

Snake River Valley

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2018 Dry Riesling


100% Riesling

100% Skyline (Block 17)


The 2018 Dry Riesling is the driest Riesling I have made yet.  Thankfully, our Riesling vineyards in Idaho have made a beautiful comeback.  Although there is a lot of delicacy and nuance to this wine, it commands your attention with its bracing acidity, decadent aromas, and solid structure.  This Riesling reminds me a bit of the 2012 in terms of its boldness.  It is drier and does not have the creamy finish, but it is a commanding wine with a lot of body.  Given that, I would say this one can be dressed up or down with any course on the table.


I always ferment my Riesling in Stainless Tanks.  This year, I adopted a new yeast I tried in trials last year.  I also fermented this wine to dryness and then added sugar back to a level I felt balanced the wine.  Another important difference this year is that the wine was machine-harvested. I chose that option because it allowed the fruit to come in cold and it allowed a little skin contact, which is a growing trend in the Riesling world.  That skin contact is the reason behind the extra texture of this wine.  I will watch how the wine evolves before deciding if I will opt for machine-harvesting next year.


Alcohol: 14.1%

TA: 7.0 g/L

R.S: 1.6 g/L

Cases:  459 

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