This is the third year we’ve made our Dry Riesling from this outstanding organic vineyard high up in the hills of Mendocino County. This year’s Riesling is in the style of our first vintage, in that the wine is fermented completely dry, with a beautiful mineral and stone character that balances the refined Riesling fruit. This wine is made in the style of the dry white wines from the Alsace region of France, an area that produces some of our favorite European white wines.
We love to make a dry—and we mean seriously dry—Riesling from these 30 year old vines, growing in the rocky, chalky soil of the McFadden Farm in Potter Valley. With its luscious texture, great balance of fruit and acidity, and superb minerality, this is a wine both for short term drinking as well as for aging in your cellar.
We are excited to make this kind of aromatic, minerally white wine and we feel that the combination of aromatic fruit, and rich, velvety mouthfeel in our Riesling is in keeping with the signature Dashe style that defines our line of red wines. Our first vintage in 2006 was such a success that we almost doubled our production to 430 cases in 2007.
Each year we make our Riesling from these outstanding organic grapes high up in the hills of Mendocino County, we feel that we’re getting to know the vineyard more completely—and the wine is just getting better and better.
The 2006 vintage marked the first year we produced a white wine at Dashe Cellars. For our inaugural white release, we chose to craft an organically-grown dry Riesling made in the classic style of the Rieslings from A...
We admit it. We love Vin Gris. Maybe it’s the wonderful strawberry-red color, maybe it’s the refreshing fruit flavors, and maybe it’s the crisp acidity. It’s the kind of wine that you can just pop open and enjoy for the simple beauty of the flavors, as an aperitif, or with a light meal.