2018 Dry Riesling 1.5L

$65 / Magnum (1.5L)

“One of the treats of the Western wine world.” – Dan Berger

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“One of the treats of the Western wine world.” – Dan Berger

Scores

  • Critics Challenge 95

Vibrant and refreshing, this is the most transparent wine we make, a pure expression of our estate vineyards. We produced our first Riesling in 1974, made in a distinctively dry and crisp style. It has been a family favorite ever since. Bright and aromatic, it is marvelously food-friendly and cellar-worthy.

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. This bright, yet luscious wine evolves on the palate with flavors of nectarine, white peach, and Honeycrisp apple, and the beautiful acidity and minerality 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. Winery Chef Chris Kennedy suggests pairing with butter-poached lobster, halibut crudo, or burrata crostini with avocado, cilantro, and lime.

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Accolades

95 POINTS
BEST OF SHOW
BEST RIESLING
PLATINUM

Critics Challenge Int’l Wine & Spirits Competition
June 2019

93 POINTS | GOLD
Sunset Int’l Wine Competition
May 2019

91 POINTS
California State Fair
May 2019

90 POINTS
International Wine Challenge
December 2019

90 POINTS | GOLD
Los Angeles Int’l Wine Competition
May 2019

90 POINTS | GOLD
San Diego Int’l Wine & Spirits Challenge
April 2019