2017 Spirithouse Riesling
At the top of Lone Star Vineyard, our Riesling soaks up the abundant, early morning Eola-Amity Hills sunshine and cool evening Van Duzer wind. Upon harvesting, the grapes were chilled overnight, de-stemmed, then put back into the cold room to soak on their skins for 48 hours before pressing to capture the vibrant, complex aromatics hiding in their skins. After settling for 5 days, the juice was racked to neutral wood where it was allowed to ferment slowly to dryness and left upon lees for 16 months to enhance savory texture. Bosc pear, grapefruit, and jasmine flow with creamy depth and long mineral finish. Be sure not to over-chill this wine as it calls for cellar temperature to fully embrace its delicacy.