2017 Hyland Estates Riesling Old Vine

Year: 2017
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country: USA-Oregon
Wine Enthusiast: 93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.7%
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From one of the oldest commercial vineyards in Oregon, most of which is farmed biodynamic, Hyland Riesling is the benchmark example of what Willamette Riesling can be: An exotic, zesty new world example of an old world white wine classic. This ‘aint your grandma’s Riesling', but I’d bet she’d be pleased if you brought her some!

"Finished dry, this retains ample fresh fruit flavors and is one of the finest examples of old vine Riesling in the country. Aromatic notes of Meyer lemon, grapefruit (flesh and pith) and wet stone all combine and continue gracefully into a plush midpalate. Keep looking and you'll find orange candy and a light hint of peppermint-the depth and detail are exceptional. -Paul Gregutt" (WE)

Winery Notes:
"Hyland Vineyard is the perfect site for Riesling because it’s an acid-driven site and the old vines bring a tremendous depth and balance. “You want the right flavors and aromas but don’t have to worry about acidity with this wine, so you let it do its thing. We cold ferment between 53-55 degrees to retain vibrancy and let the wine move at its own pace. That leaves it with a 1-1 acid to sugar ratio which makes a great, balanced wine."- Co-Winemaker, Anne Sery

"Stone fruit, ripe melon and candied orange on the nose that mix in with bright, crisp citrus and honeycomb notes on the attack. The back palate mixes racy notes of white pineapple and Asian Pear that finish with a balanced salinity."- Co-Winemaker, Brian Irvine