Our Riesling vineyard is grown in Wood Valley a small, almost round valley, approximately two miles wide at its widest point and located 9 miles northeast of the town of Napa within the Napa Valley appellation. Formed by volcanic activity, Wooden Valley boasts a number of soil types and a rolling topography. Wooden Valley is bordered by the Vaca Range to the east and “Napa Mountain” to the west.
Grapes were harvested early each morning to ensure they were cold when they arrived to the winery for gentle pressing.
Sur lie aging lasted eight months with battonage (lees stirring) every four weeks to create additional body, viscosity and elevated mouthfeel in the resulting wine.
Thorn Hill’s Riesling enchants with aromas of spring flowers, pear and quince. The luscious mid-palate dances with bright acidity and finishes with a hint of sweet apples and spun sugar.
Harvest Dates: August 20-31, 2020
Sugar at Harvest: 22.5 Brix