McGill Vineyard, in the heart of the Rutherford AVA in the Napa Valley, is home to 60 year old vines that have never been irrigated and have been farmed “beyond organic,” which means no pesticide use whatsoever! There are very few Riesling vineyards remaining in the Napa Valley, and we were lucky enough to have found one of them! We hand harvested this small, 3 acre vineyard in the middle of the night on September 5th, and early the next morning and we pressed the tiny bunches. All the juice we could squeeze out of them went into a small stainless steel tank, where primary fermentation started and finished naturally. We aged our Riesling in stainless steel until it was time to fill in aluminum cans.
Our McGill Vineyard Riesling is light in body, refreshing and balanced with notes of yellow apples and ripe pears.