2018 Wascher Riesling

This dry Riesling has bright, thirst-quenching acidity with generous notes of flowers, stone fruit and citrus with a saline finish.

Only 75 cases produced!

Flavor Notes

Apricot
Citrus Blossom
Sea Salt
Slate

2018 Wascher Riesling is a Dry wine.

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Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
This dry Riesling is bright and youthful on the palate with notes of cucumber, acacia flower and under-ripe star fruit with a slatey, sea salt finish.
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Pair this Riesling with lemon roasted chicken braised with rosemary and garlic cloves, served over a bed of herbed rice pilaf.
Norma Buchholz
Chef
A mineral driven Riesling with intense notes of lemon tart complemented by hints of orange peel and petrol. The palate shows laser precision with a quenching, saline finish.
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
Dundee Hills
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Wascher
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
75
Crush format
Straight to press
Bottling date
2019-04-29
Harvest date
2018-10-11
Vessel
Stainless
Alcohol percentage
11.3
Residual sugar
2.8 g/L
Ph
3.03
Acid
8.4 g/L

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2018 Wascher Riesling