2018 Double L Riesling
Native to Germany, the noble Riesling grape is the basis of some of the world’s most prized and longest-lived white wines.
The Double L Vineyard is at the northern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Here the ultra-cool climate and porous, mountainside soils provide ideal conditions for growing world-class Riesling.
Our Riesling grapes were foot stomped and left on the skins for 18 hours, then whole-cluster pressed. Freshness and bright fruit character were preserved by cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was arrested by quickly chilling down the tanks to achieve an off-dry style and low alcohol.
In the glass, the 2018 Morgan Riesling displays a graceful, appealing nose of honeysuckle, jasmine, and green apple. Traditional Riesling flavors of key lime and lemon verbena work beautifully with the wine’s opulent aromatics. The wine’s slightly off-dry style and brisk acidity keep it balanced and fresh (much like a traditional German “Kabinett”). This wine is a natural pairing for spicy Asian cuisine, shellfish, ripe cheeses, and crème brûlée.
A History of Acclaim
2018 Vintage: To be reviewed
2017 Vintage: 92 Points - Anthony Dias Blue
- 91 Points - Robert Parker
- 91 Points - Wilfred Wong
- 90 Points - Vinous
2013 Vintage: 90 Points - winereviewonline.com and The Tasting Panel