2017 Reserve Riesling
Mouthwatering acidity and opulent texture enhance this magical Riesling while intensifying its generous burst of summer fruit. Think mandarins and lime drenched peaches and prepare to be delighted.
Our 2017 Reserve Riesling was sourced from two of our estate vineyards - Naramata Ranch and Mission Hill Road. Mission Hill Road perched on the brow of Mt. Boucherie, an inactive volcano, has steep, hillside vineyards with a southeast aspect. While Naramata Ranch enjoys the lake's moderating influence, the 'suncatcher's effect', providing ideal growing conditions and an extended ripening period.
The 2017 growing season started later than anticipated due to a cool, wet spring; but a record-breaking dry spell followed in July and August with temperatures above seasonal norms. The late start resulted in a lower yield than expected but that reduced yield, along with a warm, dry summer, resulted in small, concentrated berries that produced wines of exceptional depth and intensity.