As vintners, we
embrace the return to a focus on the expression of fruit, spice and
earth characteristics inherent in great dry Riesling. In 2011 a
cool spring and July 5th bloom set the stage for a late
harvest. Fortunately, fantastic fall weather allowed the
grapes to fully ripen and Riesling vineyards in teh Willamette
Valley and warmer Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon were harvested
between October 27th and November 2nd.
Firesteed Oregon Riesling echoes the classic varietal character of
its old-world ancestors. Intense aromas of Lemoncello and
white peach enhance the wine's spicy notes. Citrus and
Honeydew melon flavors expand on the palate and intensify as the
wine warms in the glass. Bright acidity balances the wine's
weighty viscosity that eventurally yields to its soulful
minerality. An open bottle continues to improve over several
days, a sign that this wine's greatest days still lay ahead.
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Due to inclement weather Firesteed will hold any shipments via UPS Ground until weather permits - Hot Summer until late September or Cold Winter until early March.