2015 McFadden Vineyard Riesling
The 2015 Reeve Riesling hails from the McFadden Vineyard in the far north end of Mendocino County's Potter Valley. McFadden Vineyard is certified organic and has been for more than 20 years. Guinness McFadden, the grower, was a pioneer of the valley in terms of grape growing and one of the earliest adopters of organic viticulture. This particular vineyard block was planted back in 1970.
Potter Valley has some of the highest diurnal temperature swings in California. While it is inland, the valley floor is more than 1000 feet in elevation and frequently has temperature differentials of more than 40 degrees. This climate has proven ideal for a number of Alsatian varieties.
Our 2015 vintage was hand sorted and whole cluster pressed. We removed 90% of all botrytis but let some small amounts in. The wine slowly and coolly fermented in stainless steel more than 100 days. There was no malolactic fermentation.
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