2015 Jana Winery Old Vine Riesling, Mendocino County
This is made in a dry style with the grapes being harvested at a low brix and high acidity to produce a crisp, low alcohol Kabinett style Riesling. This engaging and well balanced wine is delicate with aromas and flavors of watercress, slate, cloves and orange blossoms.
"Light gold color; beautiful Mosel valve oil/gout de petrol. Perfumed, aromatic and quite floral. Mineral, flinty and stony; very Germanic nose. Quite tart and tangy with flavors of mango and an aromatic and long, lingering finish. Crisp and bracing acidity that is balanced by a very slight residual sugar. One of the most Germanic Rieslings from California I've had in ages. A beautiful Riesling at a very good price by any standard, German or otherwise. This Jana Riesling is now my platinum standard for California Riesling."
Reviewed by Tom Hill, Scientist at Los Alamos Labs in New Mexico and long time friend of Scott's