Grapes were harvested
September 12, 2008 at an average 23.9 Brix,
then frozen to minus 5oF and subsequently
pressed, after which the sugar content of the juice
measured 35.0 Brix. The wine was fermented in
stainless steel tanks to 21% residual sugar and
8.0% alcohol and bottled in December, 2008.
The estate-grown 2008 Scheurebe has delicate
aromas of ripe peach and apricot followed by a
rich and unctuous texture integrated with well balanced, bright acidity and a persistent finish.
"Assertive, extremely sugary sweet flavors have an equally extreme juicy acidity to balance them out. Musky herb, orange blossom and rose water mingle with lemon drop and apple turnover flavors. Very intense and delicious. Scheurebe. Drink now through 2014"
"Pale yellow-gold. Peach and apricot nectar and honey on the slightly high-toned nose. Dense, thick and sweet, but the fruit salad and honey flavors are kept fresh by ripe acids. Finishes bright, pure and long, with an enticing sugar/acid balance. Made from frozen scheurebe grapes, but vintages that bring botrytis to the fruit (2006 was the most recent one) are exceptions."
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