2008 RIESLINGWine Match Special Selection

100% Riesling
Paraiso Vineyards

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $16.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:1452
formats: 750mL
released:May 1, 2010
date profiled:Feb 1, 2011
region:Central Coast
AVA:Santa Lucia Highlands
vineyards:Paraiso Vineyards, Block ... Paraiso Vineyards, Block One
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:22.5°
alcohol:12.5%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:Unoaked 
oak barrels:Not Applicable  
 
 
varietal%AVAclone
riesling 100%
 
ships to: AK CA CO FL GA HI IA KS MI MN MO NV NH NM NY NC OH OR TX VA WA WI
 
Winemaker David Fleming Notes
The 2008 Estate Riesling is made of fruit selected from Block One of our hillside property. These vines are now over 35 years old, the oldest plantings in the Highlands. Their age and the stressed nature of the Block provide exceptional concentration and varietal character to this wine. 

The fruit was allowed to hang until fully ripe, and was picked in early November. We pressed the juice to stainless steel fermenters, where it settled for 36 hours. As it showed incredible fruit expression early on, we decided to make it off-dry. Fermentation was arrested at 1.45 percent residual sugar, bringing it into good balance with the persceptive acidity. The finished wine is a revelation of gorgeous Riesling character - pear, aprico ...more... t, cloves - with a refreshing core of bright acidity. An amazingly versatile wine with food, feel free to experiment, especially with recipes that pack a little heat.
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