2016 Ovum Wines Off the Grid Riesling

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Winemaker Notes

Deep in the forest, somewhere between the Oregon and California border, exists a vineyard far from any civilization. The only thing close is an old sip and stop grocer that closed long before. Ti's under the radar if you will, almost as if the lines on the map stopped, and this place was beyond. That's what the wine conjures, an unusual place from a different time.

Critical Acclaim

Wine Enthusiast
Each of John House's Rieslings is differentiated by AVA and fermentation vessel; this may be the most unique of his stellar lineup. Sourced from the Cedar Ranch vineyard in the Illinois Valley, this is fermented with native yeasts in a concrete egg. Its complexity and detail is astonishing, with baby powder, orange peel, pink grapefruit and Meyer lemon. Long, dry and truly off the grid, if not over the moon. 
Editors' Choice

Low-intervention Riesling with light, fresh aromas – lime blossom, hawthorn blossom – that follow onto the medium-dry palate. Floral nectar sweetness hits the tongue, just balanced by gentle acidity. Precise, pretty, very drinkable. Drinking Window 2018 - 2020