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2014 Riesling Grand Klasse Reserve

2014 Riesling Grand Klasse Reserve
2014 Riesling Grand Klasse Reserve

Price: $24
Founder's & Collector's Clubs: $18
Connoisseur's Club: $20.40

Barrel select release of 100% Riesling qualifying for the Grand Klasse line of Gård wines.

90 points - Wine Enthusiast

White flowers reminiscent of honeysuckle, with lemon curd and a spicy mixture of light baking spices, citrus zest and lemon verbena. Swirling brings waxy melon and pear. The palate is fresh with hints of dried herbs, lightly toasted sugar and quince. - Aryn Morell

Production notes

Fermented and aged in 67% new French oak.

Other notes

Inspired by the French Grand Cru wines, Gard “Grand Klasse” is our reserve-level program, aptly named in reflection of our Scandinavian heritage. It represents the top tier of Gård wines, the best of what our estate vineyard has to offer. Award-winning wines produced by winemaker Aryn Morell to showcase the quality of the Lawrence Vineyards estate. To be designated “Grand Klasse,” each wine must meet strict standards of quality and is blended, bottled and aged with the utmost of care to bring you the very best of our grapes and effort in the bottle.

Download Wine Notes
Vintage2014
VarietalRiesling
AppellationColumbia Valley
VineyardLawrence Vineyards
Sugar0.4 g/L
PH3.12
Alcohol13.60%
Volume750 ml

90 points - Wine Enthusiast

Perfumed aromas of lime rind, white flowers, thyme and baking spice are followed by bone-dry flavors that lead to a tart finish. It possesses an almost creamy feel, showing light oak influence. - Sean P. Sullivan

All Gård wines are the product of Lawrence Vineyards designated by the Columbia Valley AVA in Royal City, Washington.

Winemaker Aryn Morell, a Washington native, honed his skills in Napa Valley working with some of the country’s most notable producers, including Silver Oak, Joseph Phelps, Quintessa, Husic, Chimney Rock, Chappellet, Stags Leap and countless others in winemaking and the chemical engineering of wine as part of a consulting company for which he worked.

Aryn joined the Gard team as head winemaker in 2011, and spends considerable time in the winery’s estate vineyard with Josh Lawrence, Gard founder and viticulturist.  With an uncompromising attention to detail, Aryn carefully crafts Gard wines with an eye toward the unique expression of terroir of the estate vineyard, and earns frequent accolades and high acclaim for his wines.

In 2014, Aryn and Gard founders Josh and Lisa Lawrence launched a winemaking facility in Walla Walla, M&L Production, where all the Gård wines are produced, bottled and aged. Aryn also makes wine for Matthews Estate, Tenor, Alleromb and Mullan Road, a Washington project for Cakebread Cellars of California.

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