2000 Riesling Estate

The 2000 Estate Riesling has an intensity and concentration of fruit not often seen in Northwest Rieslings. This is due to meticulous vineyard maintenance and strict yield control.

This translates into a wine with a marvelous bouquet of apricots, intense pear and apple overtones, with just a hint of petrol. This wine is delicious now yet has enough fruit and balanced acidity to age a number of years with cool cellaring.

Our Riesling Estate is made from hand-picked fruit from three of our estate vineyards:  Elk Cove Estate, Five Mountain and Windhill.  Our Riesling vines are some of the oldest in Oregon, with our Estate and Windhill vines dating from 1975.  These older vines give us fruit with a delightful complexity not often seen in domestic Rieslings.

We have the perfect climate for this delicate cool weather white wine – there’s enough sunlight and warmth for ripening, but our cool evenings help us retain the delicate varietal character. We whole-cluster press our Riesling grapes, then ferment the juice at very cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks, producing an aromatic, crisp Riesling with a beautiful acid profile.

  • Vine Age 25 years
  • Yield 2.2 tons/acre
  • Harvest Sugars 24.5 Brix
  • pH 3.15
  • Vatting Whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in small stainless steel tanks.
  • Cases Produced 582

2000 Riesling Estate

The 2000 Estate Riesling has an intensity and concentration of fruit not often seen in Northwest Rieslings. This is due to meticulous vineyard maintenance and strict yield control.

This translates into a wine with a marvelous bouquet of apricots, intense pear and apple overtones, with just a hint of petrol. This wine is delicious now yet has enough fruit and balanced acidity to age a number of years with cool cellaring.

Vintage
Vineyard

Our Riesling Estate is made from hand-picked fruit from three of our estate vineyards:  Elk Cove Estate, Five Mountain and Windhill.  Our Riesling vines are some of the oldest in Oregon, with our Estate and Windhill vines dating from 1975.  These older vines give us fruit with a delightful complexity not often seen in domestic Rieslings.

Winemaking

We have the perfect climate for this delicate cool weather white wine – there’s enough sunlight and warmth for ripening, but our cool evenings help us retain the delicate varietal character. We whole-cluster press our Riesling grapes, then ferment the juice at very cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks, producing an aromatic, crisp Riesling with a beautiful acid profile.

Viticultural & Enological Data
  • Vine Age 25 years
  • Yield 2.2 tons/acre
  • Harvest Sugars 24.5 Brix
  • pH 3.15
  • Vatting Whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in small stainless steel tanks.
  • Cases Produced 582

Accolades

Wine Spectator

87 Points “Light and distinctive, with pretty floral notes…”
Wine Spectator (January 1, 2002)