Wine: Joseph Phelps Scheurebe 2012, Spring Valley Ranch Vineyard, St. Helena
- 100% Scheurebe
Notes: A unique grape varietal of German origin, Joseph Phelps Eisrébe 2012 is rich and luscious, with lemon, grassy herbs, grapefruit, honeysuckle, mango, and vanilla on the nose. Sweet honey and concentrated flavors of lemon zest, apricot and floral. Balanced acid and residual sugar on the palate. A very special dessert wine.
Suggested retail price: $50/375ml
Additional info & winemaker notes:
Winemaking Notes: Grapes were picked at an average of 25˚ Brix and frozen to minus 5˚ F. The grapes were then partially thawed, allowing the concentrated juice high in sugar levels to be released, while leaving ice crystals behind with the skins when pressed. Over several hours of slow, gentle pressing, the juice achieved a sugar content of 37.6º Brix and was fermented in a stainless steel tank to 24.5% residual sugar and 8% alcohol before bottling in February, 2013.
2012 Eisrébe is layered with aromas of lemon verbena, yuzu zest, honeysuckle, tropical fruit and vanilla wafer. The luscious, concentrated flavors of floral infused citrus, apricot and honey lend to great freshness and a perfect balance of acid and residual sugar on the palate.
Highly recommended dessert wine.