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.
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 longest harvest to-date starting on August 22nd and ending on October 30th.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
19.7 °Bx | pH 3.23 | TA 7.0 g/L | 11.0% alc.
SCRIBE Sylvaner 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.