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.
2016 meteorological data: Sonoma's third consecutive warm winter prompted an early start to the growing season. march frosts slightly thinned what would become a warm, healthy vintage. As harvest started early in August, the weather cooled and fruit quality soared, prompting a balanced and beautiful vintage.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
18 °Bx | pH 3.30 | TA 7.2 g/L
Bottled on January 11, 2017 | 12.0% alc.