Paetra's flagship Riesling is composed of fruit hailing from three separate sub-AVAs within the Willamette Valley: Eola-Amity Hills, Yamhill-Carlton, and Van Duzer Corridor. The vineyards together have a soil composition of sandy clay, limestone, and basalt. The fruit was hand harvested and once collected it was pressed and fermented spontaneously in stainless steel to preserve the grapes natural freshness. There were no chemical yeast nutrients, acid, enzymes or sugar added.
Aromatically the wine is very citrus forward, with both lime and lemon as well as a hint of chalkiness. On the palate there are notes of under ripe peaches, lemon juice, a touch of grass, and a bright, zippy minerality.