Firestone Riesling 2014
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley|
Riesling is a German cool-climate varietal, best known for its highly aromatic character. 60% of the Riesling for our 2014 was grown on our estate and 40% came from vineyards in Monterey County. We blended in 15% Gewürztraminer to add an additional layer of complexity to the wine. Our Riesling displays bright flavors and aromas of citrus blossom, mandarin orange zest, and jasmine tea complemented by a touch of honey.
Fresh orange blossoms and jasmine spring from a chalky backbone on the nose of this clean and crisp semisweet bottling that also shows tangerine pith, lemon-lime soda and a touch of quinine. Though a bit sweet on the sip, it is far from cloying and remains refreshing throughout.