2020 Kerner

Kerner, a Riesling-like varietal, is planted on the flattest part of the vineyard along Soda Creek. This tends to be the coldest part of the site, ideal for the varietal. These blocks were originally planted to Zinfandel, but our winemaker Jon Emmerich knew they were destined for another varietal. A few years later, he tasted a Kerner from the Alto Adige region in Italy while out to lunch and decided this northern Italian grape was just the grape for the site. Colder temperatures, due to the altitude and the canyon shading, make for longer growing seasons to produce a Kerner that is fresh and fruity, with milder acidity and an aroma of white stone fruits, red apple, and orange blossom. 

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SKU: KRB207
2020 Kerner
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Intriguing aromas of ripe honeydew, orange blossom, and white peach are joined by apricot, red apple, lemon zest, and a hint of white pepper and honeysuckle on the palate. Medium-bodied, with a spritzy, mineral essence and balanced mouthfeel.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Vineyard Designation
Silverado Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 22, 2020
Sugar
20.2
Acid
6.48 g/L
pH
3.08 pH
Fermentation
100% Stainless-steel barrel fermented. No malolactic fermentation
Residual Sugar
0.06%
Alcohol %
12.9