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Among Friends | Sweet Riesling

The reason—and the people—behind our favorite white wine | $60

This is where our white wine project is the most personal. Producing a sweeter-style Riesling was our original reason for dreaming about white wine at all.

Our plan was to bottle some up for ourselves, only. Because no matter how versatile with foods and spices from all over the world, and no matter how delicious, sweet Riesling has a PR problem. So we planned to make a little bit for our crew only, where it’s rightfully revered.

Then Ali Mayfield of The Walls agreed to be our winemaker on the project. Now it’s rude not to share.

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  • 2016

    Among Friends | Sweet Riesling
    Sagemoor

  • 2016

    Among Friends | Sweet Riesling
    Sagemoor

  • 2016

    Among Friends | Sweet Riesling
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

We’re a big, close-knit crew here at Sagemoor. Occasionally, at the end of a long and hot harvest day, we’ll gather together in a shady spot and decompress with each other. There’s a lot of ceviche during those times. Someone might make carne asada for the whole gang. No wine pairs better with exhaustion and fresh Mexican fare like a beautifully done sweet Riesling.

When Ali and Lacey were out in the field they agreed conditions seemed ideal for an intense stretch of ripening. They kept precise notes on which clusters could hang until the last possible moment. All four blocks in this bottle were picked on October 28. If grapes were like Cinderella, we harvested these at five minutes to midnight.

Let’s taste it.

 

Extraordinary balance of flavors and acid. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy and cloying. Ali Mayfield has achieved it here.

 

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy or cloying. Ali has achieved it here.

“Among Friends” is a name stretching many directions. Lacey and Ali creating together. Walla Walla (Ali, The Walls) and Columbia Valley (that’s us) joining forces. Grapes from Weinbau, Dionysus, and Gamache all together. And of course, the entire Sagemoor crew across all five vineyards to whom we dedicate this effort forevermore.

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BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Dionysus, Gamache, Weinbau

BLEND
100% Riesling

ALCOHOL
11.04%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Oct. 28

TASTING NOTES

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance.

ACCOLADES

Vintage Story

We’re a big, close-knit crew here at Sagemoor. Occasionally, at the end of a long and hot harvest day, we’ll gather together in a shady spot and decompress with each other. There’s a lot of ceviche during those times. Someone might make carne asada for the whole gang. No wine pairs better with exhaustion and fresh Mexican fare like a beautifully done sweet Riesling.

When Ali and Lacey were out in the field they agreed conditions seemed ideal for an intense stretch of ripening. They kept precise notes on which clusters could hang until the last possible moment. All four blocks in this bottle were picked on October 28. If grapes were like Cinderella, we harvested these at five minutes to midnight.

Let’s taste it.

 

Extraordinary balance of flavors and acid. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy and cloying. Ali Mayfield has achieved it here.

 

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy or cloying. Ali has achieved it here.

“Among Friends” is a name stretching many directions. Lacey and Ali creating together. Walla Walla (Ali, The Walls) and Columbia Valley (that’s us) joining forces. Grapes from Weinbau, Dionysus, and Gamache all together. And of course, the entire Sagemoor crew across all five vineyards to whom we dedicate this effort forevermore.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Dionysus, Gamache, Weinbau

BLEND
100% Riesling

ALCOHOL
11.04%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Oct. 28

TASTING NOTES

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance.

ACCOLADES

Vintage Story

We’re a big, close-knit crew here at Sagemoor. Occasionally, at the end of a long and hot harvest day, we’ll gather together in a shady spot and decompress with each other. There’s a lot of ceviche during those times. Someone might make carne asada for the whole gang. No wine pairs better with exhaustion and fresh Mexican fare like a beautifully done sweet Riesling.

When Ali and Lacey were out in the field they agreed conditions seemed ideal for an intense stretch of ripening. They kept precise notes on which clusters could hang until the last possible moment. All four blocks in this bottle were picked on October 28. If grapes were like Cinderella, we harvested these at five minutes to midnight.

Let’s taste it.

 

Extraordinary balance of flavors and acid. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy and cloying. Ali Mayfield has achieved it here.

 

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy or cloying. Ali has achieved it here.

“Among Friends” is a name stretching many directions. Lacey and Ali creating together. Walla Walla (Ali, The Walls) and Columbia Valley (that’s us) joining forces. Grapes from Weinbau, Dionysus, and Gamache all together. And of course, the entire Sagemoor crew across all five vineyards to whom we dedicate this effort forevermore.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Dionysus, Gamache, Weinbau

BLEND
100% Riesling

ALCOHOL
11.04%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Oct. 28

TASTING NOTES

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance.

ACCOLADES

  • 2016

    Among Friends | Sweet Riesling
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

We’re a big, close-knit crew here at Sagemoor. Occasionally, at the end of a long and hot harvest day, we’ll gather together in a shady spot and decompress with each other. There’s a lot of ceviche during those times. Someone might make carne asada for the whole gang. No wine pairs better with exhaustion and fresh Mexican fare like a beautifully done sweet Riesling.

When Ali and Lacey were out in the field they agreed conditions seemed ideal for an intense stretch of ripening. They kept precise notes on which clusters could hang until the last possible moment. All four blocks in this bottle were picked on October 28. If grapes were like Cinderella, we harvested these at five minutes to midnight.

Let’s taste it.

 

Extraordinary balance of flavors and acid. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy and cloying. Ali Mayfield has achieved it here.

 

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy or cloying. Ali has achieved it here.

“Among Friends” is a name stretching many directions. Lacey and Ali creating together. Walla Walla (Ali, The Walls) and Columbia Valley (that’s us) joining forces. Grapes from Weinbau, Dionysus, and Gamache all together. And of course, the entire Sagemoor crew across all five vineyards to whom we dedicate this effort forevermore.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Dionysus, Gamache, Weinbau

BLEND
100% Riesling

ALCOHOL
11.04%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Oct. 28

TASTING NOTES

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance.

ACCOLADES

  • 2016

    Among Friends | Sweet Riesling
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

We’re a big, close-knit crew here at Sagemoor. Occasionally, at the end of a long and hot harvest day, we’ll gather together in a shady spot and decompress with each other. There’s a lot of ceviche during those times. Someone might make carne asada for the whole gang. No wine pairs better with exhaustion and fresh Mexican fare like a beautifully done sweet Riesling.

When Ali and Lacey were out in the field they agreed conditions seemed ideal for an intense stretch of ripening. They kept precise notes on which clusters could hang until the last possible moment. All four blocks in this bottle were picked on October 28. If grapes were like Cinderella, we harvested these at five minutes to midnight.

Let’s taste it.

 

Extraordinary balance of flavors and acid. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy and cloying. Ali Mayfield has achieved it here.

 

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy or cloying. Ali has achieved it here.

“Among Friends” is a name stretching many directions. Lacey and Ali creating together. Walla Walla (Ali, The Walls) and Columbia Valley (that’s us) joining forces. Grapes from Weinbau, Dionysus, and Gamache all together. And of course, the entire Sagemoor crew across all five vineyards to whom we dedicate this effort forevermore.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Dionysus, Gamache, Weinbau

BLEND
100% Riesling

ALCOHOL
11.04%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Oct. 28

TASTING NOTES

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance.

ACCOLADES

  • 2016

    Among Friends | Sweet Riesling
    Sagemoor

Vintage Story

We’re a big, close-knit crew here at Sagemoor. Occasionally, at the end of a long and hot harvest day, we’ll gather together in a shady spot and decompress with each other. There’s a lot of ceviche during those times. Someone might make carne asada for the whole gang. No wine pairs better with exhaustion and fresh Mexican fare like a beautifully done sweet Riesling.

When Ali and Lacey were out in the field they agreed conditions seemed ideal for an intense stretch of ripening. They kept precise notes on which clusters could hang until the last possible moment. All four blocks in this bottle were picked on October 28. If grapes were like Cinderella, we harvested these at five minutes to midnight.

Let’s taste it.

 

Extraordinary balance of flavors and acid. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy and cloying. Ali Mayfield has achieved it here.

 

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance. That’s what makes sweet Riesling exceptional instead of clumsy or cloying. Ali has achieved it here.

“Among Friends” is a name stretching many directions. Lacey and Ali creating together. Walla Walla (Ali, The Walls) and Columbia Valley (that’s us) joining forces. Grapes from Weinbau, Dionysus, and Gamache all together. And of course, the entire Sagemoor crew across all five vineyards to whom we dedicate this effort forevermore.

details

BOTTLE NOTES

WINERY
Wines of Sagemoor

WINEMAKER
Ali Mayfield, The Walls

APPELLATION
Columbia Valley

VINEYARDS
Dionysus, Gamache, Weinbau

BLEND
100% Riesling

ALCOHOL
11.04%

PRODUCTION NOTES

Harvest Date
Oct. 28

TASTING NOTES

There’s an upfront richness and intensity that may fool your palate at first, but this is a delicate wine. A cushion of ripe apricot, a plate of stones, palate-refreshing slice of acid. Balance. Pure, extraordinary balance.

ACCOLADES

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