2010 Weingut Edelweiss Riesling, Carneros
The nose of our 2010 Fence Row Block Riesling first offers notes of slate, lime zest and coriander, and as the glass warms generous floral aromas unfold along with luscious hints of mandarin orange and white peach. On the palate, hints of juicy white stone fruit balance with bracing acidity to create a long, lingering finish reminiscent of ripe Asian pear and orange blossom.
At the northerly edge of Napa – Carneros, our Fence Row Block Riesling grows in loamy gravel-rich soils along the bank of a small creek. The creek’s mist ensures just the barest hint of botrytis on our “freckled” grapes, imparting an additional layer of complexity.
The 2010 vintage was the coolest in California’s history– perfect Riesling conditions. Long, slow ripening allowed the grapes to develop and retain the intense terpenes that make-up Riesling’s hallmark aromas. The concentrated flavor in the berries at a low Brix was a blessing, and we picked early to capture the unique character of the vintage.