This is a small crop from old vines planted in 1972 . hand picked and fermented with its native yeasts. The grapes are more exposed at Solstice making the wine rich in phenolics.
The wine shows notes of peach and kiwi with a very subtle and delicate nose. This is a solid wine with broad shoulders on the palate and some pear and lemon flavors. The masculinity of this wine comes from a high phenolic content combined with a 13.5% ethanol and a 1.14% Residual Sugar. For all this, the wine is not sweet and shows perfect balance. The wine is truly cellar worthy and will age for a very long time (10 plus years).
"The wine is finished at 1.2% residual sugar, but tastes bone dry. It’s succulent and juicy, with floral aromas, stone fruits and hints of honeysuckle. Concentrated and dense, it is both bracing and long. The bottle was re-tasted on the second and third days after being opened and retained its crispness and vitality beautifully.
"Smooth and polished, offering a lively mouthful of pear, grapefruit and mineral aromas and flavors that play against lively acidity, remaining glassy smooth in texture as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2012."
"Good pale green-tinged color. Hints of yellow fruits complicated by minerals and nutmeg. Supple and brisk, with firm acids framing the peach, apricot, kumquat and quince flavors and giving this slightly sweet (17 g/l) riesling a light touch. Finishes with enticing notes of citrus ans stone fruits and flowers.
International Wine Cellar