2020 Cole Ranch Riesling R2
Hand harvested on October 2nd 2020. Foot treaded in bins then dumped straight to press with no sulfur. Transferred to neutral barrel for natural fermentation with native yeasts.
Mike Lucia is no newcomer to the Northern California wine scene, as the owner and producer of multiple wine brands including Rootdown, Cole Ranch, and Es Okay. His winemaking roots go all the way back to the early 90s, where as a teenager he began working in the cellar. Since then, he's been busy: studied in the Fresno State Enology program, made wine for Copain, Goldeneye, and consulted for brands with similar mentalities. Mike's "Rootdown" label refers to the grassroots of winemaking and the downward influence of the soil on wine, particularly in organic winemaking. Rootdown focuses on varietal specific wines from single vineyards that lead with earth and texture, rather than only fruit.
194 cases produced