2022 Dry Riesling
Flashback to July 2019: Picture this. Dave Nagengast, VP of Winemaking, is cruising down the Rhine River on a Scheid Vineyards Wine Club 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 citrus, green apple and quince unfolds into hints of honeysuckle. 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.