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2018 Double L Riesling

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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.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Acid
7.5 g/l
pH
3.10
Aging
5 months aging in neutral French oak
Residual Sugar
1.4%
Alcohol %
12.0
Production
193 cases

A History of Acclaim

2018 Vintage: To be reviewed
2017 Vintage: 92 Points - Anthony Dias Blue
2015 Vintage:

2013 Vintage: 90 Points - winereviewonline.com and The Tasting Panel