* MAGNOLIA * WHITE PEACH * FLINT *
In 1858 when Emil Dresel found his way to Sonoma, he brought along vine cuttings of Riesling and Sylvaner from his family's vineyard in Geisenheim – the first of their kind in California. He tended these grapes on the slopes we now farm at SCRIBE, making wine until Prohibition in 1919. In homage, we planted a single acre of Sylvaner on the farm, hoping it would do as well for us as it did for him. We've since learned that Sylvaner grown in these volcanic soils and graced with the daily salty bay breeze, yields fresh, textured, and delicious wine. What Dresel saw back then in this hillside's terroir holds up today – we think Emil would be pleased.
2022 meteorological data: A warm winter with below-average rainfall and a cool start to spring kept the vines dormant late into March. Spring remained cool and brought moderate amounts of rain all the way to Memorial Day, keeping shoot growth fairly slow until early June. Mild summer weather contributed to slow fruit development until warmer August temperatures prevailed, pushing grapes to maturity quickly. Harvest began on August 9th with favorable, temperate weather throughout the picking season.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
21.5 °Bx | pH 3.48 | TA 5.4 g/L | 11 % alc.