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.
A mouth-filling blend of Mourvedre, Carignane, and Zinfandel from one of the oldest and most storied vineyards in California. The Bedrock Vineyard was originally planted by Generals Sherman and Hooker, and these particular vines were all planted in 1888. The complexity and depth of flavors from these old vines in monumental.
Our 2012 Dry Riesling continues our string of lovely dry, minerally, luscious wines from this great vineyard in Mendocino county. These 30 year old riesling vines, grown in the white, chalky soil of the McFadden Farm in Potter Valley, are tucked up against the cool hillsides of the east side of the valley—a perfect environment for this kind of grape.
The 2012 vintage produced one of the best Dashe Cellars Grenache wines ever: luscious and velvety, bursting with red fruit flavors of raspberry and strawberry, and providing a complex and spicy range of flavors on the midpalate and finish.