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2009 Riesling

This exceptional Riesling vineyard was the subject of extensive research prior to planting. Charles Fournier and Guy DeVeaux of Gold Seal Vineyards planted this Riesling vineyard in 1972.  Their research at several test sites over a number of years showed them the merits of the combination of soil, proximity to the lake, air drainage and direction at this particular site. The vines have flourished over the years, and produce lovely fruit that just wants to be enjoyable wine.

vintage: 2009
composition: Riesling
body: full-bodied
alcohol content (%): 11.8
case production: 450
pH: 3.08
total acid: 7.5 g/l
bottled: 4/16 & 5/19/10

price: $ 13.99

vintner's notes:
Harvested on 10/20/09 to 10/22/09 at 19.8 Brix. Cold settled for 24 hours to reduce solids before beginning fermentation. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures, using Epernay II, VL1, and R-HST yeasts. Separate lots blended before bottling to maximize the best characteristics of each lot.

taster's notes:
Another classic Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling. Donít let the numbers fool you,the residual sugar is 2.7% but the natural balance of the wine tastes like an off dry Riesling. This wine is lively, with round, full notes of tangerine and other exotic and tropical fruits. A hint of acidity balances the wine perfectly. The finish is a pleasant, flinty lift. This wine is great with hard cheeses or chicken dishes, and most Asian dishes.