* JASMINE * BARTLETT PEAR * HONEYDEW *
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. Watch the story on IGTV.
2019 meteorological data: Northern California experienced another cool and wet winter which kept the vines dormant through late March/Early April. The springtime brought a mix of heat spells followed by cool and wet weather. Our initial predictions were for a later harvest, but the warm summer months hastened the growing cycle of the vines. Harvest started for us August 14th with Rose of Pinot noir and ended with our Atlas West Cabernet Sauvignon in mid-October.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
18.7 °Bx | pH 3.12 | TA 7.0 g/L | 11.5% alc.