A contemporary homage to the Dresel brothers--pioneering settlers of the Scribe Estate who, in 1858, brought cuttings of this native German varietal to California. Our Riesling vines are planted on the foothills of Arrowhead Slope and harvested early in the season when sugar levels in the fruit are low and acidity is bright. Fermented in concrete and stainless steel (without any oak contact), the resulting white wine is dry, deep and vibrant.
2014 meteorological data: A dry, warm winter led to early budbreak; and, heat spikes at the end of summer prompted an early harvest. Despite lower than average yields, fruit was high in flavor and color.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
Harvested from August 13 - 25 | 19.7 °Bx | pH 2.99 | TA 10.1 g/L
Bottled on January 19, 2016 | 11.5% alc.