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.
2018 meteorological data:After several years of drought and the North Bay fires at the end of the 2017 harvest, the 2018 vintage was a welcome return to "normal." The winter was cool and with steady rainfall that delayed bud break by about 3-4 weeks compared to the previous years of drought & irregularly warm winters. The flowering period had a minimal amount of rain and wind which provided for nearly ideal fruit set. The rest of the growing season we experienced cool and foggy mornings that allowed for the grapes to ripen slowly. We had our logest harvest to-date starting on August 22nd and ending on October 30th.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
19.5 °Bx | pH 3.08 | TA 8.2 g/L | 11.5% alc.
SCRIBE Riesling is one of our limited production wines released throughout the year to SVS members. To find out more information about joining the SVS to gain access to these specialty wines and other member benefits, click here or call us at 707.939.1858.