2021 Double L Riesling
Conscientiously farmed since the original plantings in 1997, today the Double L is the only certified organic vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Located at the northern end of the AVA, the vineyard’s unique north-south row orientation provides optimal wind and sun exposure.
Our riesling grapes were foot stomped and left to macerate over night, then the juice was cold settled after gentle pressing. Freshness and bright fruit character were preserved by cold fermentation, which was then arrested by chilling to achieve an off-dry style and low alcohol.
In the glass, the 2021 Double L Riesling displays a graceful, appealing nose of citrus blossom, guava, and white peach. Characteristic riesling flavors of golden delicious apple and meyer lemon work beautifully with the wine’s opulent aromatics. This wine’s style starts with subtle sweetness, yet finishes bright and dry (much like a traditional German “Kabinett”). It is a natural pairing for spicy Asian cuisine or Roquefort cheese.
"Here is a technically off-dry Riesling that presents as though it were quite dry thanks to racy acidity. Riesling used to be big on the Central Coast of California, and when you taste this, you will wonder why you don’t see more wineries getting into the act. It is an apple, citrus and tropical fruit mix that will have you reaching for more. True confession: While making Aperol spritz cocktails for party guests on a hot summer afternoon, I was secretly sipping this. Appreciate the low alcohol!" - Rich Cook, August 2022
"Fruit coming from a very cool climate and aged for approximately 4 months in stainless steel tank, this juicy Reisling from the Double L Vineyard produces aromas of lime zest, green apple, petrol, and dried herbs on the nose. Mouthwatering acidity and a medium body form the backbone of the wine, ending with just a touch of sweetness and a moderate finish. Enjoy this one with some spicy Asian food, and you are in for a treat." - Jeremy Young, June 2022