///2016 Bois Joli Riesling
2016 Bois Joli Riesling 2017-11-04T21:38:01+00:00

2016 Bois Joli Riesling

$24.00 / Bottle

This wine is not your typical Riesling…it’s on a mission to restore the reputation of US Riesling and to showcase the quality of wine that can be made from old vines in the Willamette Valley. Riesling reveals its vineyard origins more than any other white grape varietal; this wine translates its terroir into the glass with finesse and elegance. A perfect food wine!

Almost meaty nose, grilled lemon, apple pie, kumquat, tangerine, and grapefruit. Very floral and aromatic, gardenias, passionfruit, and lemon flower.

Amazing mouthfeel and incredible balance between perfectly ripe fruits; citrus, lemon, tangerine, apple, pear, etc., and perfect bright acidity that lifts the fruit and finishes long and complex. The wine seems sweet, given the floral white flower notes and rich mouthfeel, but it is, in fact, dry and fat, and brightens with intensity on the finish. Delicious!

Save this for the main course, perhaps grilled pork and grilled peaches and lemons. This could also work well with a roast whole chicken finished with pancetta under the skin and buttery potatoes. Or whole salt crusted fish in beurre blanc sauce.

-Chris Blanchard, MS

Vintage: 2016
Vineyard: Bois Joli
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Date Planted: 1983
Soil: Marine Sedimentary-Willakenzie
Elevation: 720′
Exposure: Southwest
Harvest Date: October 2nd, 2015
Crush Format: Straight to press
Barrel/Stainless: Stainless
Ferment Temperature: 50-70 degrees F
Filtration: Cross Flow
Date Bottled: Feb 2, 2017
Alcohol: 11.5%
TA: 8.2 g/L
pH: 2.96
Residual Sugar: 30.1 g/L
Case Production: 275 cases
Suggested Retail: $24

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