2006 Riverbank Riesling

2006 Riverbank Riesling

This is a varietally distinct wine enhanced by the soils and climate of the Monterey appellation. This Riesling is full of honeysuckle and floral lychee aromas. The taste is crisp and fresh, delivering full varietal flavors. The acid and the semi-sweetness are perfectly balanced for an excellent mouth feel. This intriguing wine is delightful as an aperitif or with fruits, cheeses and a variety of light entrees.

Vineyard:

The Arroyo Seco Appellation is defined by a unique geological feature called the Arroyo Seco Cone. Composed of soils, water sources, and wind streams that differentiate it from the Salinas Valley and the Monterey Appellation, it was created over eons by the flow of the Arroyo Seco as it spills down from the Santa Lucia Mountains. This funnel-shaped region appears at the edge of steep slopes where the river has cut a deep ravine, forming an imposing riverbank. On the southern edge of this ravine, Riesling flourishes in the deep rocky soils.

Fermentaion:

The grapes were cold fermented in stainless steel. Fermentation at lower temperatures helps the wine retain the natural fruitiness of the grapes.

Aging:

100% Stainless Steel

2006 Riverbank Riesling