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Two Vines Riesling 2007

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Tasting Notes "This medium-bodied white wine showcases delicate floral aromas and flavors of apples, pears and melon. Upfront fruit gives way to a juicy and refreshing finish.-Ray Einberger, Winemaker Growing Season The mild winter allowed the vines to remain in good shape throughout the cold months.In May, one to two weeks before bloom, temperatures spiked to 100 degrees for about a week.The heat spike led to a smaller canopy which allowed for more light penetration, and contributed to good flavor development in the fruit. The hot temperatures also contributed to smaller berries with concentrated flavors.During fruit set the weather conditions were favorable and the summer saw mild to average temperatures.Veraison started 10 days ahead of average.At the beginning of harvest, temperatures were moderate, and October weather was ideal for harvest.Vineyards Columbia Valley vineyards are seated east of the Cascade Mountain range. Up to 14,000 feet high, the mountains effectively block eastward-moving wet weather systems from the Pacific Ocean.Just 6 to 8 inches of rainfall reach the growing region annually. Vineyards are 100% drip irrigation.The soils have low fertility and low water-holding capacity, allowing precise control of vine growth patterns.Vinification After pressing, the juice was cold-settled then clean racked off solids.Inoculations with Steinberger yeast initiated 20-30 day fermentations.Cool temperatures throughout the winemaking process enhanced the naturally clean, floral character and crisp acidity.Technical Data Total acidity: 0.78 g/100mlpH: 2.99Alcohol: 11.5%Sugar: 3.52g/100ml

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Varietal: Riesling
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Tasting Notes "This medium-bodied white wine showcases delicate floral aromas and flavors of apples, pears and melon. Upfront fruit gives way to a juicy and refreshing finish.-Ray Einberger, Winemaker Growing Season The mild winter allowed the vines to remain in good shape throughout the cold months.In May, one to two weeks before bloom, temperatures spiked to 100 degrees for about a week.The heat spike led to a smaller canopy which allowed for more light penetration, and contributed to good flavor development in the fruit. The hot temperatures also contributed to smaller berries with concentrated flavors.During fruit set the weather conditions were favorable and the summer saw mild to average temperatures.Veraison started 10 days ahead of average.At the beginning of harvest, temperatures were moderate, and October weather was ideal for harvest.Vineyards Columbia Valley vineyards are seated east of the Cascade Mountain range. Up to 14,000 feet high, the mountains effectively block eastward-moving wet weather systems from the Pacific Ocean.Just 6 to 8 inches of rainfall reach the growing region annually. Vineyards are 100% drip irrigation.The soils have low fertility and low water-holding capacity, allowing precise control of vine growth patterns.Vinification After pressing, the juice was cold-settled then clean racked off solids.Inoculations with Steinberger yeast initiated 20-30 day fermentations.Cool temperatures throughout the winemaking process enhanced the naturally clean, floral character and crisp acidity.Technical Data Total acidity: 0.78 g/100mlpH: 2.99Alcohol: 11.5%Sugar: 3.52g/100ml

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