2018 Prism San Benito County Riesling
Because of the devastating 2018 fires in Mendocino, we were forced to scramble for an alternative source of Prism right before harvest. Our friends at Bedrock Winery quickly connected us with one of their growers to help us out and ensure we had a great source to continue with Prism. Although it’s not the same AVA, the spirit of electricity lives on.
+ Sourced mainly from the 60+ year old Wirz Vineyard in the Cienga Hills with a dash of Vonarburg Riesling in Mendocino to give it continuity.
+ The fruit was hand-sorted before a gentle whole cluster pressing.
+ This Riesling was slowly fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures over a two month period.
+ Bottled in Stelvin Lux screwcap closures to enhance the freshness and laser-like nature of the wine (and to cut down on any cork taint.) Plus easy access, right?
+ Pungent rainforest flowers and stone on the nose. A mix of green apple and tropical fruit favors with a real driving, tension loaded lemony finish.