RL Elimelech Cole Ranch Riesling, "flashy, fleshy and flamboyant"
White flowers and citrus zest, taught, dry. The 'Elimelech' is 100% Riesling from Cole Ranch in Mendocino. Cole Ranch is one of the smallest AVA's in North America, a monopole planted in the 1970's. The high elevation, ~1500ft, keeps the temperature down, and the property gets a solid amount of rain so the vineyard is completely dry-farmed. These conditions, coupled with the warmth of the California sun, led to this bold, almost 14% ABV dry Riesling that the winemaker describes as, "flashy, fleshy, and flamboyant."