The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2013 Lake County Riesling Late Harvest

The Hedonistic Taster | Schug Winery 2013 Lake County Riesling Late Harvest

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 11

Schug Winery

by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

Tastevin

“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer

Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines.

The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer.

The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to some gorgeous pours through this intimate tasting format.

Santé!

Today’s Tasting:

Schug Winery | 2013 Lake County Riesling Late Harvest

Schug 2013 Riesling Late Harvest

Enjoy my exclusive interview with Schug Winery’s Axel Schug and wine maker Michael Cox here.

Wine: Schug Winery Lake County Riesling Late Harvest

Vintage: 2013

Alcohol: 9.5%

Suggested Retail: $30

Specs

Appellation: Lake County (Clear Water Ranch).

Harvest Date: November 13, 2013

Sugar at Harvest: 30.5 degrees Brix average.

Fermentation: Cold fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Aging/Cooperage: Two (2) months in neutral French oak puncheon.

Residual Sugar: 13.4%

Production: 185 cases.

Release Date: June 1, 2015

TASTING NOTES:

Robe: Golden honey-amber robe.

Nose:  Stone fruit, a drew-drop of honeysuckle, Bosc pear backnote.

Palate:  Not your grandma’s dessert wine. A glorious, uncloying nectar of the gods. Medium bodied; roils effortlessly across the tongue sans treacle.

Suggested Pairings:  A stunning accompaniment to subtle end-of-meal affairs, especially those featuring honey, almond, peach or nectarine, or consider alongside a beautiful Roquefort, fig compote, and some molasses and spelt grain crackers.

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Enjoy my exclusive interview with Schug Winery’s Axel Schug and wine maker Michael Cox here.

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