* BERGAMOT * KIWI * WILD FENNEL *
In 1858, Emil Dresel brought the first Riesling cuttings to America and platned them on what is now the SCRIBE Estate in Sonoma, CA. In homage we planted two acres in 2007 on the southwest facing slope of Arrowhead Mountain with an additional expansion in 2016 bringing our total acreage just shy of four acres. Our sustainably farmed Riesling is planted to clones Neustad 90, 110, and 17 on St. George and SO4 rootstock on soils composed of both volcanic tuff and Huichica loam.
2021 meteorological data: A dry winter with below-average rainfall and a cool start to spring kept the vines dormant late into March. The spring months stayed dry and cool, slowing shoot growth and contributing to low yields and small berries. Once under full canopy later in the season, the fruit developed evenly with concentrated flavor, color and texture. Harvest began on August 13th with favorable, temperate weather throughout the picking season.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
20.1 °Bx | pH 3.08 | TA 8 g/L | 0.0% RS | 11.5 % alc.