Tiny production, 95 POINTS, Fun & Exotic White for those Indian Summer Days

Cole Ranch is an anomaly as it is both a vineyard, and the smallest appellation in America. Originally planted by John Cole back in the 1970s the vineyard now has Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Riesling. Mike Lucia recently purchased the 150-acre property and plans to add alpine-inspired varietals such as Gamay, Trousseau, Savagnin and Poulsard in the future. The property sits on a bench of land in the middle of Hwy 253, totally isolated from any vineyards in Ukiah or Anderson Valley. The resulting wine is both true to the grape variety but holds a core of minerality and a mouthfeel that is reminiscent of Chablis. 

Cobb 2021 Riesling “Cole Ranch Vineyard”
Cole Ranch, Sonoma

GGWC 34.99

Vinous 95 Points: “The 2021 Riesling Cole Ranch is redolent of Jolly Rancher, mint, ginger, lime and lemon confit. Unctuous and layered, the Cole Ranch Riesling is exotic, deep and full of personality. The 2021 was picked a bit riper than most years, which works so well here. It’s a gorgeous wine by any measure. Drink from 2023 – 2028”

Jeb Dunnuck: “A vibrant straw hue, the 2021 Riesling Cole Ranch Vineyard is lifted and ripe with fresh fruit of lime candy and redcurrant, as well as wet stone and petrol. This medium-bodied, dry Riesling is refreshing without being overly austere, with ripe peach, mango skin, and saline. A quaffable white, it would be outstanding with Thai food. Drink 2023-2033.”

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