Oregon wine: 2016 Native Flora Solstice Skies Dry Riesling

Oregon wine: 2016 Native Flora Solstice Skies Dry Riesling

Rogue Valley
Southern Oregon

13.8% alcohol

Empty bottle weight:
19.1 ounces // 542 grams

Cork closure

224 cases produced

Using grapes sourced from the Rogue Valley, owner/winemaker Scott Flora opted to make this Riesling on the dry side. Containing a mere 2 grams of residual sugar, higher acidity levels create a wonderful balance in the finished wine. That acidity also increases the aging potential– at least to 2026 and likely even longer!

If you’re not aging your Oregon Rieslings, I encourage you to do so… they gain more complexity and nuance the older they get!

Native Flora describe their wines in poetic verse on the back labels. Here's what they say about this wine:

"Into a cool north Pacific, just beyond Oregon's Coast Range, the sun slips away. The first breeze of the night floats up from the valley floor, wrapping us in a crisp, aromatic cloak. Cirrus clouds shine brightly against the twilight hues of blue-violet iris. With any luck, we will never know how this all fits into a single sip, so we can quietly revel each summer in solstice skies."