2012 Riesling “Bullhorn Creek Vineyard” – 90 points

The 2012 Riesling “Bullhorn Creek Vineyard” comes in at 10 grams per liter of residual sugar and 11.2% alcohol. This, said winemaker Kelby Russell, is planted with Clone 90 and is at a higher-altitude vineyard than Sawmill or Tango Oaks vineyards; it ripens approximately two weeks later. Showing dry but not teeth-shattering, this is a beautifully focused Riesling with reasonable depth, impeccable balance and a stone-washed feel to it. While it does have that reasonable depth and subtle concentration, the principal impression here is one of elegance. It seems beautifully constructed, never heavy, never intrusive, yet always persistent. Fresh and full, it is the perfect food wine, but it is also just fruity enough to drink on its own. It touches the bases well. There were 200 cases produced.

90 points – #219, The Wine Advocate

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