“The Lot 49 excludes no middles. It’s neither simply dry nor obviously sweet, and avoids single interpretations altogether. What is certain is that this wine was grown on the steep, west-facing slope of an Old Mission Peninsula drumlin. It began its existence in the cool confines of stainless steel, and then came to term in 1200 liter oak Stücks.”
This wine is a special single vineyard block bottling of Alsace Clone #49 Riesling from our Bailiwick Vineyard. Each vintage we endeavor to take our hands off the proverbial “winemaking” handlebars and trust the wine to follow the right course. There is so much fruit and substance in the late harvested grapes from this vineyard that we are willing to sacrifice a little of our Riesling’s youthful, up-front “fruitiness” in exchange for the palate texture and longevity that comes from ambient yeasts, long fermentations, and extended lees contact in German oak ovals. Stylistically, the 2012 Lot 49 Riesling rides the line between dry and medium-dry. In either case, the residual sugar is beautifully integrated with the fresh acidity and fully ripened fruit character.
- DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL: 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- GOLD MEDAL: 2014 Michigan Wine Competition
- SILVER MEDAL: 2015 Jefferson Cup Invitational, KS