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2013 The Heart Has Its Rieslings
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
100% Riesling
Appellation
52% San Benito County, 48% Monterey County
Vineyard Designation
52% Wirz, 48% Ventana
Sugar
3% by wt.
Acid
6.8 g/L
pH
2.91
Bottling Date
12/23/13
Residual Sugar
3% by wt.
Alcohol %
9.5

2013 The Heart Has Its Rieslings

New Release!

At long last Rieslinglust. Riesling is like love, at least this one is—both sweet and tart; one is both braced and embraced, locking lips with this dulcet young thing.

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SKU: HHR13C

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes

This wine is the absolute embodiment of springtime. Remarkably crisp, zinging acidity with enough sweetness (3%ish) to keep it perfectly balanced, it delivers an exquisite wallop to the senses. Eminently approachable in the short term, it is our expectation (though who really knows what the future will bring?) that this wine will reward a long-term commitment to cellaring.

In the nose, you find a classic fragrance of kirsch (generally thought of as a signifer of the Rheingau), but maybe also Mirabelle plum and an earthiness that bespeaks the Nahe.  Very delicate body; in the mouth, a sort of filigreed, dancing lightness to the wine, impelled, no doubt, by a wonderful, refreshing acidity. 

Vineyard Notes

This wine, provenant of the 2013 vintage, was made from ever so slightly botrytised grapes from the gregarious Ventana Vineyard in Monterey County and the extremely shy-yielding, though hardly coquettish Wirz Vineyard in San Benito County.

We were incredibly fortunate to have worked (in the day) with Pat Wirz, who farms a rather old (70+ yr.), dry-farmed, head-trained Riesling vineyard in the Cienega Valley.  These very shy-yielding vines produced extremely intense grapes which were the perfect complement to the more gregarious fruit found in the very cool and windy Ventana Vineyard of Monterey County.

Production Notes
2,912 cases
Winemaker Notes

We aimed at producing a classic Kabinett style Riesling, exceptionally moderate (9.5%) in alcohol with a discreet amount of residual sugar (3%), tempered with a brisk, natural acidity.  I certainly did not reckon on the fact that this wine would take on such classical Old World Riesling characteristics.

Food Pairing Notes

Perfect with cheese courses, light appetizers, but most sublime with trout almondine. Charcuterie, oysters, on its own of an afternoon, medium-spicy Chinese or Thai dishes.

Other Notes
Serving Temperature: 50-55º F Optimal Drinkability: Drinkable upon release (Mar. 2014), 3-6 years ageability Pronunciation: Ree-zlings Label Artist: Bascove
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