2015 Riverbank Riesling
“Harvested from our estate grown vineyards in Arroyo Seco Monterey, our Riverbank Riesling gracefully walks the line between the old-world Germanic style and the supple, fruit forward styles of the New World. Balancing the slight sweetness with ample acidity
is the key to each vintage. We cold ferment this wine in stainless steel tanks to retain and express Riesling’s inherently beautiful floral and tropical notes.”
- Karl D. Wente, Fifth Generation Winemaker
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Since 1883, five generations of our family have handcrafted fine wines that express the very best of our vineyards and winemaking expertise. Our Estate Grown Riverbank Riesling is located in the Arroyo Seco appellation which 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 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.
The grapes were cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain their naturally vibrant flavors and aromatics.
Aged for 10 months in stainless steel tanks.