Spending 40 months on tirage, with Riesling fruit coming from old vines planted over 50 years ago, this unique sparkling wine is my first from Oregon. Sporting just a touch of residual sugar to even out the elevated acidity, it delivers notes of salty lemon peel, white stone fruit, orange blossom, Key Lime zest, toasted bread, and just a hint of petrol. The mousse is aggressive but evens out after a few minutes in the glass. I adored the salty sea breeze and mineral finish. 300 cases were made. This should drink well over the next decade or more.
|Willamette Valley, McMinnville