Dry Riesling 2021
$28 / Bottle (750ml)
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 preceding winter, which marked our second consecutive drought year, featured the lowest rainfall total in our entire history, going back to 1968. The vines grew vigorously during the warm and dry spring as the vineyard team did an excellent job with early weed control and irrigation. The summer months, from June through September, were all cooler than average, which slowed down the ripening process and allowed for fantastic flavor development. The yields were lower than usual, given the drought conditions, but the resulting wines are all excellent and reflect our unique location in the Oak Knoll District at the cooler southern end of Napa Valley.
Welcoming aromas of white peach, green papaya, and apricot are layered with jasmine and orange blossom. Lively on the palate, the integration of floral and stone fruit flavors is accentuated by mouthwatering acidity leading to a clean finish enhanced by mineral notes.
Our Dry Riesling is a versatile, food-friendly wine that pairs well with anything from Asian cuisine to roasted vegetables. Chef Chris suggests enjoying with our Vegetable Pakora with Cilantro Mint Lime Yogurt. The wine’s balance of intense acidity and minerality makes it a good match for spicy cuisine.
Vegetable Pakora with Cilantro Mint Lime Yogurt