2018 Roku Riesling
Roku hails from Monterey County, a truly perfect place to grow the Riesling grape. Riesling requires a cool climate which allows for slow ripening and maintains the grape’s bright fruit character and natural acidity. The long growing season, early morning fog and strong afternoon winds of Monterey County offer ideal conditions for growing top-notch Riesling.
The Riesling grapes were picked in the cool, early morning hours then immediately brought to the winery. Upon arrival they were whole-cluster pressed and slowly fermented entirely in stainless steel at a very cold temperature to preserve the delicate aromatics and retain the unique varietal character of Riesling.
On the nose, layers of apricot and Anjou pear intermingle with bursts of aromatic jasmine. Flavors of fresh nectarine, citrus, almond and a hint of honeysuckle are framed with crisp acidity that balances the sweetness and delivers a delightful, lively finish.