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Wine Specs
Old Mission Peninsula
Vineyard Designation
Harvest Date
October 22nd
Harvest Brix: 21.2°
Bottling Date
May 18th 2023
Residual Sugar
2.9° (29.0g/L)
Alcohol %

2023 Late Harvest Riesling

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SKU: 2023 Late Harvest
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Tasting Notes  
Honeyed fruit and blossom notes open to peach, papaya, and ripe melon on the nose. Grapefruit and tangerine flavors meld into a delicate acid that dances across your tongue on the finish. 

Late Harvest translates to Spätlese, which is German for “a special selection of the ripest grapes of the harvest”. In the United States, these wines are often very sweet, but here at Mari we seek balance. Although our Late Harvest is a lush wine with obvious sweetness, the focus is on the ripeness of the fruit flavor, not the residual sugar content. “Late Harvest” is also a legally protected term—under law, no sugar can be added to increase sweetness or alcohol. It is a delicate balancing act of preserving underlying acid structure with the ripe fruit.

Birdcage Series
The bird on the bottle is a symbol of Sean’s journey as Mari’s winemaker. This bird is a magpie with a grape in its mouth, flying from a gilded birdcage, ready to stretch its creative wings.

Riesling goes well with anything pork, whether it be spicy, sweet, or sour. The wine’s soft fruit and light acidity complement heavier cheese dishes, like baked raclette. Grilled seafood is another seasonable option. For dessert, try complementing the wine’s flavors with a mango sticky rice or crème brûlée.

Riesling ages wonderfully and will evolve in character with maturity. We recommend enjoying now through at least 2034.

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