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2018 Tatomer Steinhügel Riesling Santa Lucia Highlands

America/United States, California
92 VG
Tatomer Steinhügel Riesling Santa Lucia Highlands
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Winery Tatomer
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) Riesling
¥3,245  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Winery Tatomer
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) Riesling
Press
92Vinous - Antonio Galloni
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.8%
Product Code TT-1RLSH18
UPC NONE
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

It is loaded with generous fruit, layered with long textures, and energized with vibrant acidity.  

Production

Vintage Notes

2018 was a bit cooler than the previous 4 years in California.  This is reflected with the acidity and tension in this wine.  Being the 3rd year for Steinhügel, I really feel this shows what I learned from the two previous vintages.  I strongly believe this vintage will age gracefully for 10 + years.  This is amazing given the price.  

Viticulture

Steinhügel is the German word for rock pile or stony hill.  It is a blend of three Riesling clones coming from a biodynamic vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands of California. The vineyard on a hill of decomposed granite along the mountains behind Big Sur, hence its name. Steinhügel is an example what I love so much about Riesling.

Vinification

Harvest date: September 25th, September 29th, and October 6th    
Dry (6g/L)
pH 3.15-3.25
TA 7-9g/L
Fermented in stainless steel.
Aged mostly in Stainless, the rest in large format oak.
Blocked ML
Bottled July 10, 2019