2009 Quail Series Riesling

Quail Series Riesling

Background

Since the release of the 1982 vintage, Covey Run has crafted high quality, price worthy wines from Washington's Columbia River Valley, wines that have been embraced by consumers and journalists alike. Led by winemaker Kate Michaud, Covey Run's portfolio includes delicious wines for every occasion, from stylish entertaining, to casual gatherings and picnics with family and friends.

Harvest & Winemaking

Weather during the 2009 growing season was unique for Washington. A cool spring delayed bud break. Cooler temperatures continued until just prior to bloom, but at the onset of bloom, temperatures were above normal.

This sudden change in weather resulted in small, concentrated berries and vines with smaller canopies, which allowed the ideal amount of partial sunlight onto ripening clusters. The summer heat continued until September with very little rainfall during the growing season. These optimal conditions accelerated fruit ripening and elevated berry sugar levels.

A hard frost came in early October. Canopies were lost, but fruit quality was not affected as the berries had already developed high sugars and ripe flavors. The unique 2009 growing season resulted in ripe, concentrated fruit.

Wine Description

This wine offers scents of white jasmine blossoms with fresh kefir lime, nectarines and apricots on the palate. Well balanced, refreshing acidity.

Food Pairing Suggestions

An extremely food friendly wine, Riesling pairs well with a variety of cheeses (Gorgonzola, Maytag and Brie) or seasonal fruits. A great match with seafood, try a glass with some spicy crab cakes or smoked salmon..

$9.00 Per Bottle

2009 Quail Series Riesling Technical Data
Winemaker: Kate Michaud
Appellation: 100% Columbia Valley
Varietal: 100% Riesling
Alcohol: 12.17%
T.A.: 7.00 g/L
pH:  2.97
Residual Sugar: 24.5 g/L
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Bottling Date: August 2010
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