2016 Ancient Lakes Riesling
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The grapes for our Riesling were destemmed, membrane pressed and the juice was allowed to cold settle for 48 hours. We held the grapes in the press for 2 hours prior to pressing to capture some of the flavors within the skins. After the crystal clear juice was racked, we fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures of about 55°F with a mix of hand-selected yeast strains to enhance the aromatics. We then go for an early bottling to retain freshness along with the natural CO2.
Our 2016 Columbia Winery Riesling opens with a delightful bouquet of jasmine, honeysuckle and white flowers. On the palate, fruit-forward notes of juicy peach, honeyed pear and ripe citrus combine with refreshing minerality and restrained residual sugar for a delicious wine. Try spicy Thai dishes with this Riesling, it’s a perfect match.
90 Points - jamessuckling.com (May 2018)