2016 Jana Winery Old Vine Riesling, Mendocino County
Having gone to winemaking school in Germany, Scott has always liked making European style Rieslings. There are not too many Riesling vineyards left in Mendocino County, and we can be thankful that Greg Nelson has preserved this 42 year old Riesling vineyard. This wine is made in an off dry style, picked at a low brix and has a natural high acidity to produce a crisp, low alcohol Halb Trocken Kabinett style Riesling. Aromas of peaches, pears and tropical fruits lead to flavors of fresh water cress, slate, cloves and orange blossoms. Well balanced with a mouth-watering acidity, this wine is ideal to pair with spicy Asian, Mexican or Indian fare.