2017 Solstice Vineyard Riesling
Our Solstice from the Yakima Valley is the purest expression of Washington Riesling. The vineyard was planted in 1980, some of our oldest vines. The vines grow in shallow (18 inches) wind-blown loess deposits sitting on the top of the basalt bedrock. This is a poor, minerally driven terroir, perfect to produce a Riesling with rich complexity. Our Solstice Riesling grapes are handpicked and fermented with its native yeasts and aged sur lie for 6 to 12 months.
Pale straw with complex aromas of jasmine, peach and wet stone. The Solstice has concentration and all the elegance of a great Austrian Riesling. The wine is truly cellar worthy and will age for a very long time (10 plus years).