Aloe vera, key lime, fennel, chamomile. Initial restraint peels back layers of crystalline acid and echoes the aromas in a systematic form. Still wrapping my head around this Riesling. 15-30 year aging potential.
93 points - John Gilman
On a Southeastern facing hillside in the Eola Amity hills, are some of the most densely planted Riesling vines in the new world. These tight rows of Riesling are growing in a dense, shallow basalt/volcanic soil - the color looks like a rusty, copper penny. The Riesling from this soil shows salinity and weight, but this site has an additional factor of wind provided through the Van Duzer Corridoer. Dense plantings which struggle for nutrients in the basalt soil, which are then pummeled by Pacific wind, eventually created Riesling fruit that turns into an electric shock of sweet lime, blueberry, granite - all framed by intense, fine acid.