Solstice Vineyard, Yakima Valley, Washington. Wind-blown loess on basalt bedrock.
Our 2010 Solstice from the Yakima Valley is the purest expression of Washington Riesling. The vineyard was planted in 1980, some of our oldest vines. The vines grow in shallow (18 inches) wind-blown loess deposits sitting on the top of the basalt bedrock. This is a poor, minerally driven terroir, perfect to produce a Riesling with rich complexity. Our Solstice Riesling grapes are handpicked
and fermented with its native yeasts and aged sur lie for 6
to 12 months. The wine is truly cellar worthy and will age
for a very long time (10 plus years).
Color: Pale straw.
Bouquet: Jasmine, peach & wet stone.
Taste: This light Riesling feels dry, with a hint of tangerine
on the finish after a nice hit of peach, apple and floral flavors.
Ideal with fiery fare – especially Thai, Szechwan, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Caribbean cuisine.