2017 Three Rivers Riesling, Columbia Valley
Aromas of Saturn peach, lychee and coriander lead into an off-dry mouth-filling experience of juicy stone fruits and followed by a balanced acidity on the finish.
January 23, 2018
All of the fruit for the 2017 Riesling was sourced from the Bacchus Vineyard located near Pasco, WA on southwest-facing hillsides above the Columbia River. After harvest, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed and the juice was allowed to settle at 50F before racking off the solids. We inoculated with a Riesling-specific yeast and fermented the juice at a relatively cool temperature. Fermentation was stopped to soften the wine’s crisp acidity.
100% Bacchus, Columbia Valley. 2017 started on the same track as 2016: bud break occurred a bit ahead of normal and was followed by a hot summer. The warm summer months led to cooler conditions in September and October. This resulted in deep intensity and balanced flavors. We picked the Riesling on September 25th.