2016 Off-Dry Riesling

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Wine Profile
Vintage 2016
Varietal Riesling
Appellation Snake River Valley
Vineyard Bankhead, Williamson
Acid 7.8 g/L
PH 3.0
Residual Sugar 2.3%
Alcohol % 12.90
Volume 750ml

2016 Off-Dry Riesling



“For some reason, great Rieslings remind me of a Norse legend. Crafted with balance and left with a touch of sweetness, this blonde elixir brings immense flavors and aromas that will ring out in your mouth like the Hammer of the Gods. Complex and very age-worthy, I suggest you drink this beside my Viking funeral pyre. Thor would approve."        

- Joe Schnerr, Owner/Founder Cinder Wines                                                                                                   

The 2016 vintage was a warm, gentle season, unusually long for the Snake River Valley, with a cool fall. The spring started early and warm, the summer was gentle with lots of days in the 90’s but few over 100 degrees F. September cooled down significantly, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and the winemaker to pick at exactly the optimal time for the style desired. The yield was ample enough to merit thinning the crop to leave only the best clusters. The white wines are elegant with lively, balanced acids and the reds are intensely fruity with long, textured finishes. 3100 growing degree days.

Tasting notes

This wine is an intense elixir...with aromas, flavors, residual sugar and high acid all contributing to tropical and spicy experience.  You’ll taste lemon custard tart, allspice, melons and a touch of ginger when you drink our Riesling. Be prepared for a big experience as the winemaking team turned up the volume for this one....on a scale of 1 to 10 they turned it up to 11.

Production notes

Grapes were picked at 21-23 brix when they had reached full maturity but still held that classic Riesling acidity. Then they were pressed at low pressure for 3.5 hours. Juice was fermented in 100% stainless steel at low temperatures to preserve the fresh fruit aromas. Filtered & bottled in January, 2017.

Vineyard notes

Trusdell, Williamson, Skyline, Sawtooth, Symms.

Other notes

This wine is crying out for Thai food, spicy molé sauce or perhaps seafood with just a touch of heat.  Explore the boundaries of wine pairings with this selection!


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