2016 White Blend

Lodi, CA

  • Producer

    Markus Wine Co.

  • What we love

    Calling all wine enthusiast! This dry white wine is perhaps winemaker Markus Niggli’s most interesting wine in his profolio. The 2016 “Nimmo” is a highly unique, barrel fermented blend of Kerner, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Bacchus. Extremely fresh and mineral-driven, with notes of plantation iced tea, vanilla, and citrus peel. The interplay of new oak and lees stirring gives this wine a smooth texture. Perfect as an aperitif or paired with seafood, pasta and chicken.

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About this Wine

Want something new for your palate? This is it.

Hailing from the Lodi AVA and sourced from two vineyards, this fascinating blend is a chameleon. Every time you sniff and taste, different notes appear. Even Master Sommeliers are humbled by this wine as it’s so difficult to describe.

This youngster will age gracefully for years, and will no doubt develop more complexity with time. Pro tip: pick up several bottles and drink one every six months. 

Drink now through 2025.

91 points, Wine Enthusiast, Editors’ Choice

  • Technical Data
  • Blend: 64% Kerner, 16% Riesling, 15% Gewürztraminer, 5% Bacchus
  • Alcohol: 13.5% | pH: 3.07 | Residual Sugar: 2.57 g/L
  • Production: 105 cases
  • Winemaking: Fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel, then aged for five months sur lees in French oak (60% new).

Markus Niggli

Owner + Winemaker


Markus Niggli, founder of Markus Wine Co. in Lodi, California, is an exceptionally talented and savvy winemaker who started making his own small-production line of edgy, artisanal white wines in 2010.

I was captivated by Markus’ fascinating array of contemporary style wines from the moment I tasted them. Markus' wines take Lodi to another level.

When Markus launched his wines, he definitely took the road less traveled in Lodi. It wasn’t the region’s familiar Chardonnay that Markus reached for to make his avant-garde white wines. No, this Swiss winemaker returned to his roots for inspiration and opted for more obscure German varieties. He took, as he put it, “a calculated risk.” It has certainly paid off.

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