Solstice Vineyard, Yakima Valley, Washington. Soil consists of 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: Notes of wet stones and kiwi with a delicate nose. It's a solid wine with broad shoulders on the palate and some pear and lemon flavors.
Ideal with fiery fare – especially Thai, Szechwan, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Caribbean cuisine.