2018 Hyland Riesling

2018 Hyland Riesling

Medium Sweet, this Riesling has elegant notes of honeysuckle, lemon and chamomile with a sweetness that would go perfectly with a spicy Asian dish.

Only 100 cases produced!

Jasmine
Honeysuckle
Lemon
Pineapple

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
This medium sweet Riesling is decadent and luscious with sweet notes of pineapple, key lime curd and meringue.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Spicy Pho with bean sprouts, basil, chili & thin slices of fresh jalapeno would make for a perfect pairing.
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Tom WeberCellar Hand
The Hyland Vineyard is a unique site containing some of the oldest Riesling vines in the northern Willamette Valley. The 2018 vintage provided spectacular weather for multiple fruit picking passes. In the second pass, we were able to produce this wine, in the vein of a traditional German Spatlese. Jasmine, honeysuckle, and lemon zest dominate the nose followed by a lovely richness and beautiful balance on the palate.
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Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

A wet and cool April delayed bud break, but by bloom, we were quickly caught up to average tracking for the season. Summer was steadily warm but without heat spikes or temperature extremes experienced in 2016 and 2017.
By mid-September, the vines became weary from much sun and not much water and began to shut down causing ripening to stall. A brief rain event and cool down gave the vines the respite and harvest the jumpstart it needed.
We picked Pinot in a concentrated two-week window running until October 10. The Riesling, however, enjoyed an extended spell of sunny but cool autumnal weather that was perfectly ideal for beautiful ripening lasting through October 22.
The resulting wines from the season are vibrant, fresh, and full of concentrated flavor.
A hallmark vintage!

Varietals

Riesling

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Hyland
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
100
Crush format
Straight to press
Bottling date
2019-04-29
Harvest date
2018-10-08
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
11.5
Residual sugar
14.6 g/L
Ph
2.85
Acid
9.9 g/L
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