Joel and son Morgan Peterson, known for their Zinfandel, proves they've got a gentle touch with Riesling as well as big reds! Made in a dry style, this is cool and clean - like drinking from a mountain stream with accents of citrus, peaches, and wild flowers swirling all around you. Like, seriously. I saw beautiful things after drinking this wine. ~Matt, GM
From the Winemaker: "From own-rooted vines planted in 1963 in the Cienega Valley on sandy soils derived of limestone and granite, this vineyard put out a scant 1-1.5 tons per acre of perfumed, vibrant fruit in 2018. For those wondering where Cienega Valley is (I had to look at a map the first time) it is located to the east of the Gabilan Range near the eastern entrance to Pinnacle National Park. The 2018 is one of my favorite versions of this wine as it combines its natural savory, mineral texture with classic Riesling flowery perfume (gardenia anyone?). This wine is fermented dry (we will invariably get a lot of questions since it is riesling) and made more in the style of Alsatian, Austrian or Grosses Gewächs iterations of the variety."