Trefethen Dry Riesling 2015
Riesling from Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California
The wine captivates with aromas of orange blossom and lime zest. Smiles will be invoked with the tropical palate and highlights of nectarine, apricot, honey-crisp apple and pear. Fresh and flavorful, the wine is fermented in stainless steel to preserve varietal character.
Think spice. Strong Indian and Asian spices are a perfect match with our Dry Riesling. The wine also pairs well with crab, shellfish, sushi and seared Ahi tuna. Our favorite match is on a porch swing or sipping by the pool.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Since the early days of my wine career (circa the mid-1970s), I have found the Trefethen Dry Riesling to be one of my top matches with ginger and onion Dungeness crab—a staple in many fine Cantonese restaurants in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The wine's ripe apple and floral notes make it a perfect match. The 2015 vintage is spot-on. Fresh and vibrant, the crisp finish brings out the sweetness of the lovely crustacean. (Tasted: June 15, 2016, San Francisco, CA)"
Wine Enthusiast - "From 100% estate-grown grapes, and possessing 6.8 g/L of residual sugar, this wine is lovely in peach, pear and lemon, and quite voluptuous in texture, with a hint of spice. Pretty floral aromas of jasmine provide additional flourish and invitation, with the finish dry."
Built in 1886, John and Janet Trefethen began restoring what is today the Trefethen winery in 1973. A national historic landmark and the only wooden gravity-flow winery in the Napa Valley, Trefethen is also one of Napa's largest estate wineries, with its 600 acres of vineyards surrounding the winery. The Trefethen family creates Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Riesling as well as limited quantities of Library Selection Chardonnay, Library Selection Cabernet Sauvignon and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. View all Trefethen Vineyards Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just granted an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country unto itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review44.2 out of 5 stars
3 ratings, 2 with reviewsduffy03 - Mansfield, MO45/29/2017
Very good I did get the citrus flavoring.aefeltham - Wayne, PA54/6/2017
- Light & Crisp
I loved this Riesling. Light and crisp, but a richness of flavor with plenty of minerality, granny smith apple and a touch of citrus. I highly recommend this Dry Riesling.JoFG - Greeley, CO43/29/2017
- Light & Crisp
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