We are one of only a few U.S. producers of Sylvaner, a native German white wine varietal originally planted in 1858 by the Dresel Brothers on what is now the Scribe Estate. Today, one acre of Sylvaner vines grow alongside Riesling, in Huichica loam along the base of Arrowhead Slope and into the calcium-rich, volcanic tuff in the flats. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged without any oak contact to preserve and pronounce the wine’s energy and freshness.
2015 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 on August 20 | 20.0 °Bx | pH 3.28 | TA 6.1 g/L
Bottled on January 19, 2016 | 12.0% alc.