Shady Lane Cellars Semi-Dry Riesling 2005

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Harvest Notes: This was the earliest harvest ever for this wine. The warm season started to push sugars and acids into a range that was not typical of the style of wine we like to make so we picked the fruit before it became too "warm climate" in nature. We want to respect the stone fruit aspects of this wine while retaining good, vibrant acidity… "cool climate" Riesling is what we are about. Winemaking Notes: We combined whole cluster pressing for some lots with some light skin contact for other lots. The wine was fermented in stainless steel at moderate temperatures and the fermentations stopped at a range of 0% to 5% residual sugar. The wine was immediately racked, filtered and blended leaving 3% residual sugar in the final wine. We bottle this wine early to maintain the fresh fruit qualities of the variety. Tasting Notes: This wine is packed with fresh peach and tropical fruit. There are very definite supporting notes of honeysuckle, apricot, citrus and mineral. The residual sugar is carefully balanced with vibrant, racy acidity that keeps the finish of this wine clean and crisp. Recognitions: Riesling has become one of the wines we are known for as our 2004 Semi-Dry won Best of Class in the Riesling category in the 2006 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and our 2005 won Best of Class in the Semi-Dry category in the Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition. Technical Notes: Appellation: Leelanau Peninsula Harvest: Oct. 15, 2005 Brix : 22.1 average pH : 3.2 TA: 8.9 grams/liter Alcohol: 11.4% RS: 3.0% Production: 1300 cases Return to Shady Lane wine list

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Shady Lane Cellars:
Our vision is to produce exemplary, classic cool-climate wines on the Leelanau Peninsula of Northern Michigan. Our focus is to craft wines that exhibit both elegance of structure and intensity of aroma and flavor. We are guided by the nature of our vineyards and the fruit they produce. We respect that every wine is a product of a thousand details, all of which need to be governed by the philoso... Read more
Our vision is to produce exemplary, classic cool-climate wines on the Leelanau Peninsula of Northern Michigan. Our focus is to craft wines that exhibit both elegance of structure and intensity of aroma and flavor. We are guided by the nature of our vineyards and the fruit they produce. We respect that every wine is a product of a thousand details, all of which need to be governed by the philosophy of reaching toward and developing an expression of place. We believe our vineyards and our team, all of which is our “terroir”, make Shady Lane Cellars that place to achieve this vision. Hours May 1 – October 31 Monday through Saturday 11:00 to 6:00 Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 November 1 – April 30 Friday & Saturday 11:00 to 5:00 Sunday Noon to 5:oo Read less

Member Reviews for Shady Lane Cellars Semi-Dry Riesling

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Snooth User: barbarism
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4.00 5
01/07/2010

Surprisingly good!


Snooth User: WineAspire123
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3.50 5
01/19/2010

This was a very well balanced wine with hibiscus flowers, peach, pineapple, and a bit of lychee. It was smooth and lingered well on the palate.


Snooth User: greenrod81
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5.00 5
08/18/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Shady Lane Cellars Semi-Dry Riesling

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Under the winemaking direction of Larry Mawby (L. Mawby Vineyards), Shady Lane Cellars produced its first wines in 1992. Now, Adam Satchwell is winemaker and his success has been nothing short of phenomenal. Shady Lane Cellars 2004 Semi-Dry Riesling took top honors at The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and won the prestigious Schott Zwiesel Best of Class Gold Medal at the largest judging of American wines in the U.S.The 2005 Semi-Dry Riesling follows in the footsteps of the highly lauded 2004. Satchwell believes that 2005 was possibly the best vintage ever for Shady Lane. With nearly perfect weather, 2005 was a riper vintage than 2004 and thus the 2005 is packed with fresh peach and tropical fruit aromas with mirrored flavors. Dry Riesling aficionados will find that this semi-dry version perfectly balances fruit sweetness and vibrant acidity, matching it to sushi and spicy Asian dishes.This wine won Best of Class Semi-Dry White earlier this month at the 29th annual Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition.



Harvest Notes: This was the earliest harvest ever for this wine. The warm season started to push sugars and acids into a range that was not typical of the style of wine we like to make so we picked the fruit before it became too "warm climate" in nature. We want to respect the stone fruit aspects of this wine while retaining good, vibrant acidity… "cool climate" Riesling is what we are about. Winemaking Notes: We combined whole cluster pressing for some lots with some light skin contact for other lots. The wine was fermented in stainless steel at moderate temperatures and the fermentations stopped at a range of 0% to 5% residual sugar. The wine was immediately racked, filtered and blended leaving 3% residual sugar in the final wine. We bottle this wine early to maintain the fresh fruit qualities of the variety. Tasting Notes: This wine is packed with fresh peach and tropical fruit. There are very definite supporting notes of honeysuckle, apricot, citrus and mineral. The residual sugar is carefully balanced with vibrant, racy acidity that keeps the finish of this wine clean and crisp. Recognitions: Riesling has become one of the wines we are known for as our 2004 Semi-Dry won Best of Class in the Riesling category in the 2006 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and our 2005 won Best of Class in the Semi-Dry category in the Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition. Technical Notes: Appellation: Leelanau Peninsula Harvest: Oct. 15, 2005 Brix : 22.1 average pH : 3.2 TA: 8.9 grams/liter Alcohol: 11.4% RS: 3.0% Production: 1300 cases Return to Shady Lane wine list

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