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2019 Dry Riesling
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2019 Dry Riesling
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Mesa Del Rio Vineyard
Harvest Date
Oct 23, 2019
pH
3.19
Aging
100% Stainless steel
Bottling Date
Mar 27, 2020
Alcohol %
12.8
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SKU: 19SVIWR7EMON412

Flashback to July 2019: Dave Nagengast, VP of Winemaking, is cruising down the Rhine River on a Scheid Vineyards weeklong excursion, savoring classic German Rieslings, from bone dry to dessert sweet and everything in between. It was the trocken, or dry style, with their gorgeous aromatics and bracing acidity, that really got to him. Back in Monterey, Dave couldn’t shake it. He was inspired!With a block of estate grown Riesling at his fingertips, he decided to craft a Dry Riesling from our cool climate Mesa del Rio Vineyard, a site perfectly suited to a bone dry rendition that accentuates the beautiful fruit, flinty minerality and brisk acidity of Riesling. A nose of peach and citrus unfolds into flavors of stone fruit, fresh apple, lemon-lime and apricot and a backbone of racy acidity. It is a wine that begs for good food and warm conversation.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Mesa Del Rio Vineyard
Harvest Date
Oct 23, 2019
pH
3.19
Aging
100% Stainless steel
Bottling Date
Mar 27, 2020
Alcohol %
12.8
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Wine Profile
Vineyard
The windy maritime conditions of our Mesa del Rio Vineyard in Greenfield are ideally suited to the cool climate loving Riesling grape. The cool afternoon breezes keep heat stress at bay, an absolute necessity for top quality Riesling, and the long growing season allows the fruit to reach optimum flavor development on the vine while maintaining acidity. Our Riesling grapes are planted atop the westernmost slope, Block B1, on an alluvial fan with gentle slopes, excellent air flow, and a distinctive, shaly soil.
Varietal Composition
100% Riesling
Winemaking
The handpicked grapes were whole cluster pressed and the juice was lightly pressed. The juice was then cold settled to remove the excess pulp, which prevents the yeast from being stressed and allows for a clean fermentation. The juice was slowly fermented entirely in stainless steel at a very cold temperature to enhance the fruit esters and preserve varietal aromatics, then aged in 100% stainless steel for 7 months.
Cases Produced
126