2017 Riesling 5.7 RS
Riesling was one of the first grapes to show promise of fine wine in the Santa Ynez Valley. Pierre Lafond planted the first block of Riesling in our Lafond Vineyard in 1972. We currently maintain 15 acres. Riesling is very versatile and can be produced in many styles. Winemaker Bruce McGuire makes Riesling four different ways.
The 5.7 designation on our 2017 Riesling 5.7 stands for 5.7% residual sugar, which makes this wine recognizably sweet. The amount of residual sugar varies slightly from year to year as it is balanced with the fruit's acidity.