2018 Muska Riesling

A complex, dry Riesling with expressive notes of red apple skin, white peach, clementine and fresh-cut straw.

Only 75 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Straw
Oyster Shell
Lemon
Jasmine

2018 Muska Riesling is a Dry wine.

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Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
A gorgeously saline and dry Riesling with notes of straw and Meyer lemon with an oyster shell finish. This wine is just begging to be paired with fresh seafood.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Enjoy this wine with a bowl of Clam chowder with extra chunks of potato and a dash of hot sauce!
Norma Buchholz
Chef
Aromatically dramatic, this Riesling stuns with jasmine, red apple and gunpowder. Ripe, rich and round on the palate, this wine finishes with juicy citrus and baked apple.
Tom Weber
Cellar Hand

Winemaking 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!

Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Muska
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
75
Crush format
Straight to press
Bottling date
2019-04-29
Harvest date
2018-10-19
Vessel
Stainless
Alcohol percentage
14
Residual sugar
0.5 g/L
Ph
3.17
Acid
7.5 g/L

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