Until this year, this was the only white wine we ever made at Dashe Cellars and it has been one of our biggest hits. Fermented dry in the style of the white wines of Alsace, France, our Dry Riesling is organically grown in the mountains of Potter Valley, Mendocino county. Spicy, luscious, with flavors of pear and dried apricots, this is one of the best wines ever for spicy cuisine—think Indian or Thai food—as well as on its own as an aperitif.
We used to call this wine Vin Gris, but so many people called it rosé that we renamed it. It's 100% Grenache and with its delicate pale salmon color, this is just a killer rosé! It's finished completely dry, so it goes with almost any kind of food—we love it out on the back deck, barbequeing hamburgers and drinking it chilled to perfection. Only 200 cases made, so it will sell out long before summertime is over—stock up now for the next six months.
We are exceedingly proud of this new wine from the Sierra Foothills: the 2013 Grenache Blanc from the Monarch Mine vineyard, about 3000 feet up in the Sierras. This is a super-rare varietal—only 75 acres grown in California!—and we managed to get some of the best grapes. With only 192 cases made, it's virtually gone on release. Grenache Blanc is a minerally, flavor-filled wine similar in texture to Chardonnay but with a spicy flavor profile and crisp acidity. We have less than 50 cases to sell from the tasting room, so order now or you'll miss your chance!
This dessert wine is always made from grapes grown on the Lily Hill vineyard, owned by Bella Winery, in northern Dry Creek valley. The steep slopes and rocky soil makes the vines struggle to survive, which in turn help the vines cr...