2020 Dry Riesling
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 Viento 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 green pear, stone fruit and citrus unfolds into flavors of lemon blossom, fresh apple, lime and apricot with a backbone of racy acidity. It is a wine that begs for good food and warm conversation.