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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2018 Dry Riesling

Vintage

  • 2018

Varietal

  • 100% Riesling

Appellation

  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch

Harvest

  • August 31–September 17

Residual Sugar

  • 5.7 grams/L (Dry)

Alcohol

  • 12.0%

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The Vintage

Ample rainfall in the spring recharged the soil profile and provided a strong start to the growing season. The weather during the summer featured consistent warmth and sunshine without any major heat spells. Cooler than average temperatures in August and September slowed the ripening process, providing long hang time and leading to complex flavor development. October was mostly dry and warmer than usual allowing us to pick each block at optimal ripeness. The harvest was complete before November and the start of an epic rainy season.

The Wine

Floral aromas of orange blossom and jasmine are complemented by fresh notes of green apple and grapefruit. On the palate, this bright, yet luscious wine evolves with flavors of nectarine, white peach and honey-crisp apple. The minerality and beautiful acidity provide an invigorating finish.

Food Affinities

Our Dry Riesling pairs best with bright, fresh flavors. Fresh cilantro, lime juice and zest, raw fish, and jasmine rice play well with the floral and acidic notes of this wine. Chef Chris suggests pairing with butter poached lobster, halibut crudo, or burrata crostini with avocado, cilantro and lime.

IRF Chart


Accolades  

90 POINTS ~ GOLD (v. 2018)
San Diego Int'l Wine & Spirits Challenge  April 2019

93 POINTS (v. 2017)
“Grown on the producer’s Home Ranch, this offers flavors of juicy peach, stone and white flower, with the midpalate bringing tangy tones of Meyer lemon and grapefruit. Balanced through and through, it shows lushness on the finish.”
Wine Enthusiast  September 2018

92 POINTS (v. 2017)
Anthony Dias Blue, Blue Lifestyle  February 2018

DOUBLE GOLD ~ 98 POINTS ~ BEST WHITE WINE OF NAPA VALLEY BEST RIESLING IN CALIFORNIA (v. 2016)
California State Fair Wine Competition  April 2017

90 POINTS (v. 2014 and 2015)
Wine Enthusiast

94 POINTS (v. 2013)
“If only more Napa wineries would let their hair (and wallets) down and produce Rieslings with such class and finesse.”
Linda Murphy  July 2014

WINNER
First Riesling to be selected a winner (v. 2012)
2013 Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition

“One of the world’s best Dry Rieslings this side of Alsace.” (v.2009)
Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun
December 2010

“Perhaps the best dry white wine deal in the Napa Valley.” Matt Kramer, Making Sense of California Wines



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