Magnum (1.5L) 2020 Riesling Anderson Valley Wiley Vineyard
Every time I open my wine storage these jolly oversized hock bottles greet me. I should have hidden them better, I got curious and opened one with friends, they taste OUT OF THIS WORLD GOOD right now! Only 4 in stock. (equivalent to 2 x 750ml bottles in one tall Hock, aka Riesling, bottle).
Wiley vineyard was planted by Brad Wiley in the 1970's. Our Riesling block was planted in 1976, with each couple of end vines planted to Muscat.
The aromas jump out of the glass, this wine is incredibly expressive with freesia and jasmine leading. Nectarine, key lime, mandarin present themselves on the nose, followed by an extremely concentrated palate that only old vines can bring. The palate is full of lemon curd with pink lady apple juicy acidity. Very textured with a core of minerality. Riesling & Muscat (~5%) cofermented. Concrete egg fermentation and aging & 1 stainless steel barrel for 6 months, stirred. 3.09 pH 8.1 TA 12.8% Alc DRY ⚡️