WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Riesling
  • ALCOHOL
    11.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

94pts Wine Enthusiast: More tart than sweet, this delicious wine is packed with lemon drop, candied pineapple and tangerine fruit. The acidity is in perfect proportion with the slightly sweet palate, giving it a vivid mouthfeel that extends into the finish and offers versatility for food pairing. Editors’ Choice.

93pts Vinous: Pale yellow. High-pitched citrus and tropical fruit and jasmine scents carry an intense, chalky mineral overtone. Vibrant and seamless on the palate, offering juicy Meyer lemon, peach and mango flavors that deepen steadily through the midpalate. Shows excellent concentration and an emphatic stony quality on the silky, impressively long finish, which leaves behind sappy citrus fruit and honeysuckle notes.

The Frey Family is creating a new powerhouse for American Riesling...
-- 
Jon Bonné, The San Francisco Chronicle

In 2003, Andrea and James Frey purchased this now steep and rocky piece of land, moved their young children to Oregon, planted a vineyard and founded Trisaetum (tris-say-tum) in one of the few places where climate, soil, and entrepreneurial spirit combine to produce some very special wines. Two years later in 2005, they found another piece of land twenty minutes away on Ribbon Ridge, cleared the site, planted a second vineyard and built the winery where Trisaetum’s wines are made today.

It actually began fifty million years ago when the site of the Frey's Coast Range estate was on the floor of the Pacific near an extensive line of submarine volcanoes and fate chose that one such volcano would erupt in that very location, spewing lava through the ocean floor, scattering glassy basalt nodules across the seascape, and leaving a unique mixture of volcanic and sedimentary soil. In a few years, fortune followed fate when this volcanic island chain collided with North America and created Oregon’s Coast Range mountains, leaving the site on the eastern side of mountains looking at what would one day become the Willamette Valley. This activity left the site not only dry, but with the precise combination of soil, elevation, orientation, temperature, and micro-climate necessary to make something extraordinary from grapes.

TASTING NOTES 

The dry Riesling from our Wichmann Dundee Estate offers beautifully complex aromas of melon, white flowers, fresh nectarines, ripe Honeycrisp apples, and Meyer lemon all blend perfectly. Electrifying acidity holds up the plethora of fruits; the finish is delicious - like biting into a perfectly ripe Granny Smith apple. The long, lingering acidity delivers a constant flavor of honeycomb and apricots.