Concentrated tropical melon fruits present themselves first and foremost. Lilikoi, Orange Marmalade jam and Kiwifruit are also represented in a mouthful of flavours open to other interpretation, as this vintage is showing so many interesting characters coming from our unique clay soils that this wine is predominantly planted in. There is a nice long line of acid start to finish to integrate the wine's slight sweetness and tropical personality.
Sweet navel orange, Meyer lemon and dominant peach flavours provide a welcome entry. Lemongrass and Bartlett pear chime in to produce a cornucopia of fruit characters that are accentuated by creaminess from the 20% of fruit that was French oak fermented.
The mouth is in for a treat as only the best Riesling components come together in this 2016 offering. Lime leaf, pear, and white Rainier cherries greet upon entry. Green apple and pronounced granite mineral elements finish off with racy acidity and tension completing what will likely again be the must have Riesling of 2016.