Riesling, Forlorn Hope 'Amerikanischen Kobold'
Grown on deep sandy soil shot through with fossilized seashells and surf-rounded stones, the Kick On Ranch Riesling vines bend their canes under a near constant ocean wind. The Riesling it produces is lean, angular, mischievous, and will age magnificently for decades. The fruit was hand-picked and whole cluster pressed; fermentation was undertaken in one small stainless steel tank and one 700L oak demi-muid. The wine was racked off of its lees at 10 months and saw a total of 18 months elevage in barrel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. As with all Forlorn Hope wines, nothing was added to the must or wine (no cultured yeast, ML bacteria, water, tartaric acid, enzymes, nutrients, etc) with the exception of minimal effective SO2.
137 cases produced