2018 Sabrina

White Blend

Riesling 67%
Gewurztraminer 33%

The 2018 vintage was a growing season rates a solid 8.0 on a scale of 0 to 10. Grape growers were able to hang decent amounts of fruit and have the grapes fully ripen come September and October. The grape varieties Gewurztraminer and Riesling were spot on from ripeness and fruit quality standpoints. Great – classic Gewurztraminer and Riesling flavors and aromas developed during this fine growing season in the Lake Chelan AVA vineyards.

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Both Riesling and Gewurztraminer were harvested from the Tsillan Cellars estate vineyard.
  • Harvest:  Hand-picked and sorted.
  • Fermentation:  Native yeast utilized. Fermented in a stainless steel tank.  Kept on the heavy yeast sediment for six months.  Stirred weekly while on yeast.
  • Malo-lactic Fermentation:  Native bacteria utilized.
  • Filtration Level:  Very tight at bottling.

I am very happy with the results of co-fermenting the Gewurztraminer and Riesling. I am over the moon with the performance of the native yeast. The resultant wine presents itself as a beautiful complex – medium plus bodied wine. The Riesling added rich flavors and aromas of peach, green apple and slight citrus notes. As usual, the Gewurztraminer kicked in classic spice and nectarine notes. Pair with Thai, Chinese, Japanese foods if you like. Otherwise, chicken entrees which involve being finished with Provincial herbs in cream sauces will do nicely. Chicken not on the menu? Try pan seared salmon fillets finished with a beurre blanc sauce. We thank-you for your friendship and support. Enjoy!!

Wine Specs

Specification Value
Alcohol Percentage: 13.01%
pH: 3.19
Acidity: 7.1 grams per liter
Residual Sugar: 5g/liter
Cases Produced: 171
AVA: Lake Chelan

Non-Member Pricing

Bottle Price: $25.00
Case Discount: 15%

Club Member Pricing

Bottle Price: $20.00
Case Discount: 30%