2021 Desire Lines Wiley Vineyard Riesling, Anderson Valley
Our 2021 Wiley Vineyard Riesling was whole-cluster pressed and fermented in tank at cool-ish temperatures (60-64F). After fermentation, the wine was racked with its lees to neutral 320L large format barrels for élevage and wasn’t racked again until bottling in July. With 8 grams RS, a TA of 8.0 (!), and a pH of 3.02, the wine is lushly rich yet racy and vibrant, with a crisp saline finish. I’m in love with this wine – the nose is super expressive (lime, jasmine, green apple, and orange blossom) and the palate melds perfectly ripe fruit with zesty acidity and a wet-stone minerality that I find so compelling and refreshing.
"The 2021 Riesling Wiley Vineyard is fresh and beautifully lifted in the glass. Green pear, lime and mint confer freshness throughout. A hint of residual sugar works quite well in giving this sensual Riesling lovely complexity and character." - By Antonio Galloni on April 2023 (92 points)
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