Trefethen 2019 Dry Riesling, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
The dormant season was wet with much more rain than usual before the skies cleared in April, just in time for budbreak. The weather in May was surprisingly cool and rainy again, slowing down the vine growth, and serving as a harbinger of the roller-coaster growing season that followed. The summer months alternated between warmer and cooler than average but, thankfully, the daily high temperatures rarely exceeded 100°F. September was warm and sunny, providing the perfect finish and all the grapes were in by mid-October.
Crisp, refreshing, and bright this wine offers enticing minerality. Pleasantly dry with lively flavors of Mandarin peel, green apple, and lemon backed by zesty acidity. The finish is long, mouthwatering, and delightfully tart.