2016 Spirithouse Riesling
At the top of Lone Star Vineyard, planted to high density on devigorated rootstock, our Riesling soaks up the bountiful morning Eola-Amity Hills sunshine. Upon harvesting, the grapes were chilled overnight, de-stemmed, then put back into the cold room to soak on their skins for 3 days before pressing to capture the vibrant, complex aromatics hiding in their skins. After settling a few days, the juice was racked to neutral wood where it was allowed to slowly ferment to dryness and left upon lees for 16 months to tease out more depth and texture. Pear nectar, white flowers, and subtle spices lift the aromatics while balancing the delicate, yet deep middle palate and long mineral finish. Be sure not to over-chill this wine as it calls for cellar temperature to fully embrace its nuances.