The 2018 Riesling Ice Princess is made from the regeneratively farmed Hope Well Vineyard under Mimi Casteel’s careful stewardship. There is a direct line between the exquisite layers, depth and details of this wine and the immaculate and passionate farming at Hope Well Vineyard. Everything that follows is to protect and amplify what has been produced in the vineyard. The fruit as whole clusters is taken straight from the vineyard to cold storage where it is frozen for four to five weeks, after which it is immediately pressed very slowly over the course of several days, producing an intensely concentrated, aromatic and layered dessert wine. Bright acidity balances the sweetness making this both refreshing on its own terms, or as a companion to both the sweet and savory. Time in the bottle will reward.