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94 "Green is a winemaker's winemaker and grower. He works in a tricky but beautiful location - Mendocino's Anderson Valley - where he has to fight with the vagaries of weather far more than most California producers, and where he consistently produces phenomenal wines. His Late Harvest White Riesling is a fine example of the cool Anderson Valley's talents. For a friend with a sweet tooth, this is a hand-crafted gift from one of the master artisans of Mendocino County. The beautiful fruit, grace and harmony of this honeyed Mendocino riesling recall the rich Auslesen or even Beerenauslesen of the finer German vintners." -- Wine & Spirits Buying Guide 


"Honeyed apricot dominates the nose, leading to sweet, luscious fruit flavors. Not at all cloying despite its 15.5% residual sugar." -- High Desert Wine Explorers


"Refined and intense in aroma (worth the price of admission alone). This is a lucious, intense, complex Riesling, with outstanding character. It is sweet, soft and long on the palate." -- Restaurant Wine Magazine


1996 Late Harvest White Riesling

Estate bottled

Sugar at harvest 35° Brix

15.5% residual sugar

0.76 T.A., 3.21 pH

10% alcohol

Bottled April 9, 1997

Released May 1, 1997

496 cases produced

$18.00 (375 ml)



Gold, Best of Class, West Coast Wine Competition

Gold, Riverside International Wine Competition

Gold, Mendocino County Fair

Silver, California State Fair

Silver, Orange County Fair

Silver, Los Angeles County Fair

Silver, San Francisco International Wine Competition

Bronze, Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

Bronze, The Dallas Morning News

Bronze, San Diego National Wine Competition

Bronze, New World International Wine Competition