Riesling Off-Dry SRV 2015
PAST AWARDS + REVIEWS
🏁 BEST OF BEST: Platinum Wine Awards
🥈 SILVER: Idaho Wine Competition
🏆 OUTSTANDING: Great Northwest Wine
WINERY SPEC SHEET (pdf download): 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
COMPOSITION: 100% Snake River Valley Riesling. 12.9% ABV.
AGING: Drinks well now through 2018.
VINTAGE 2015: Idaho grape growers celebrated the close of a tumultuous harvest season. Grape crop yields were drastically less than those of 2014. Many growers attribute this to a precipitous decline in average temperatures during November of 2014, in which hard freezes severely restricted future crop potential crop for 2015. A cooler growing season, an early bud break in Spring, damaging frosts during April, and mildew on the vines from summer rains all contributed to scant yields that were 50% off from the previous harvest. This Fall, harvest started very early and finished much earlier than projected. Still, consensus among growers was that crop quality remained high, even if yields were disappointingly low.
VINEYARDS: Snake River Valley AVA, Idaho
WINEMAKING: Greg Koenig, Consulting Winemaker. Fruit parcels from our German varietal vineyards were vinified separately. After free-run press and fermentation in tanks, malolactic fermentation occurred during barrel maturation in steel barriques for a period of 7 months. The wine experienced a light filtration, fining, and cold stabilization prior to bottling. Bottled: April 2016.
CELLARS: Vinted, Cellared and Bottled in Koenig Winery, Caldwell Idaho (Snake River Valley)
CLOSURE: Traditional Cork
MARKETS: Winery Tasting Room. Wine Club Members across the USA. Fine Dining + Premier Retail Distribution to Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.