2022 Hewitson 'Gun Metal' Eden Valley Riesling
Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma for 10 years as well as working vintages in France and America.
95pts James Halliday "Devastating October hail destroyed some Eden Valley vineyards, but those that escaped were blessed with superb late/prolonged summer. Wines such as this are full to the brim with juicy lime and lemon fruit balanced by crisp acidity. Lovely vintage, saved from the jaws of hell." PRICE: $28
- 95pts Sam Kim "Exquisitely fine and delicate, the wine shows lime peel, Granny Smith apple and jasmine nuances on the nose, leading to a focused palate displaying excellent fruit purity and poise. Linear and mouth-watering with a stunning elegant finish. At its best: 2024 to 2037."
- 94+ pts Erin Larkin, The Wine Advocate "The 2022 Gun Metal Riesling is so austere and dry that it crests ungiving and moves toward composed. Poised, structured and tight, it's thrilling. The acidity that courses through the fruit is briny and refreshing, and the fruit, although given all the above descriptors, is lingering, long and lithe. An excellentwine. One for now or for the far future."
- 94pts James Suckling"A bold and expressive Eden Valley dry riesling with great lime, blood orange and grapefruit aromas. Impressivestructure and bone dry on the ample palate, but also very clean and polished. This has the kind of depth and clarity we expect from this category. Pristine finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap."