2018 Orchard Fold Riesling

2018 Orchard Fold Riesling

A beautifully balanced dry Riesling with notes of lemon drops, almonds, flaked sea salt and lengthy mineral finish.

Comprised of riesling grapes from the Orchard Fold vineyard located in Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 2007 in volcanic basalt-nekia and jory soil.

Only 125 cases production!

Lemon Drop Candy
Pear
Sea Salt
Nectarine

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
A dry and balanced Riesling with dominant citrus notes of nectarine, satsuma, sweet lime and bitter orange marmalade.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Crispy orange chicken with toasted slivers of almonds, garlic and sautéed scallions would be an amazing pairing with this wine.
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Tom WeberCellar Hand
Waxy lemon drops, gunflint and almond. This Riesling is juicy and voluminous on the palate with a racy citrusy minerality.
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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
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Orchard Fold
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
125
Crush format
Straight to press
Bottling date
2019-04-29
Harvest date
2018-10-21
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
12
Residual sugar
3.5 g/L
Ph
2.9
Acid
9.3 g/L
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