2016 Palmaz Vineyards Louise Riesling

At first splash, this buoyant Blood Orange driven Riesling exhibits the zing of a tart hard candy. On the palate, its feather-light touch leaves you refreshed with mineral and thyme notes to balance the candy-like aromas. While still young, reserve this wine for delicate dishes such as cool crab and melon salads or lightly poached lobster. If you can resist drinking every bottle upon release, aged selections of this wine will broaden and deepen into a complex melange of opulent citrus, floral and mineral aromas. At 3 to 5 years expect this vintage to stand up to richer foods such as wash rind cheeses and charcuterie.

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2016 Label

FERMENTATION:

Whole cluster pressed
Cold fermented, 45 °F

ANALYTICS:

13.4% Alcohol
3.19 pH
7.0 g/L Total Acid
0.8% Residual Sugar

BOTTLING:

March 2017
1,001 cases produced

2016 Weather Data

Avg. Temp:

58.6 °F
59.5 °F (50yr avg)

Total Rainfall:

22.4 in
26.7 in (50yr avg)

Growing Season

191 days

Weather Data

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