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Ovum Base Line Riesling 2017

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We didn't so much choose Base Line as a favorite; it chose us. Perfection, to our tastes, with textural loveliness and weight that left us at a loss for words. Profound. 

"Planted in 1983, the own-rooted Bradley vineyard is one of the pioneering sites in Elkton, the coolest region within the Umpqua Valley. Silt loam, and sedimentary rock form the soil along with gray clay from the nearby Umpqua River. Elkton is a direct line to the Pacific Ocean, which shows more direct influence over Elkton than any other region in Oregon. Warm, dry days in the summer are shocked by chilling, Pacific nights. The numbers at harvest made me giddy. It was as if we harvested Auslese level ripeness, at Kabinett level acidity – I didn’t think it was possible so I sent a juice sample to the lab which verified the unbelievable. Despite showing a good nutrient profile, this was our slowest ferment, but I believe that led to complex layers of aromatics and unusual, salty texture. This is one of the greatest wines we’ve had the fortune to produce. It’s ripeness is understated, it’s acidity is refined, and the texture is as complex as it comes." - John House, Ovum

Category: Riesling, Top Rated, White

Type: Riesling

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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.

Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.

When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.

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