2021 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 peach, green apple, citrus and quince unfolds into distinct floral notes. This medium-bodied wine has a crisp balanced acidity with a lingering bright fruit finish. It is a wine that begs for good food and warm conversation.