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2018 Waxwing Wine Cellars Tondré Grapefield Riesling Monterey/Santa Lucia Highlands CA

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2018 Waxwing Wine Cellars Tondré Grapefield Riesling Monterey/Santa Lucia Highlands CA
SRP: $25 Bottle / $300 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 25.31%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 32.65%
FOB Profit Margin: 42.50%

The Vineyard: The vineyard is located in the Santa Lucia Highlands. SLH is known more for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but the cool, coastal influence from Monterrey Bay is ideal for Riesling, too. Owner Joe Alarid planted the Riesling vines in 2006 just as other growers were pulling out large blocks of Riesling from the AVA. Elevation is 360 to 400 ft above the dry Arroyo Seco riverbed and the soil is chualar sandy loam. The vineyard received just 4 inches of rain during the previous wet season (average for the site is 12 inches) so Joe had to use his drip irrigation system during the growing season. His water comes from wells on his property and he feels the water table in the area is being used sustainably. We tend to pick the fruit between 21 and 22 Brix and greater than 3.00 pH. Winemaking: Whole cluster pressed with 24 hours of juice settling. Stainless steel fermentation went pretty quickly. Fermentation was allowed to finish and Riesling juice was added back to the dry wine prior to bottling to balance sweetness and acidity. Filtered and bottled in early February, 2016. Technical Data: 130 cases produced Release date: March, 2016 Alcohol: 11.9% Ageing: 6 months in stainless pH: 2.98 TA: 8.3 g/L RS: 10.0 g/L ("Medium Dry" by IRF classification) Sense/Savor/Serve: The 2015 Tondré Riesling by Waxwing is a touch drier than the successful 2014 vintage. It is a superbly versatile white wine that will pair with nuts, cheese, fish, chicken and nearly anything else you can think of. It's also a great apéritif so have a glass before and during dinner! "This off-dry riesling starts out broad and fruity, with a juicy peach flavor, then tightens in the end toward mouth-tingling acidity and spice. It’s a well-balanced white with enough breadth to match pad thai." -Wine and Spirits

Fanciful Name: Tondré Grapefield
Vintage: 2018
Varietal: Riesling
Region/AVA: Monterey/Santa Lucia Highlands
ABV: 11.9%
Annual Production: 130
Country Of Origin: United States
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Cork
Scores: Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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