2018 Dry Riesling
Arroyo Seco AVA, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, CA
Joyce Wine Co.
What we love
Owner and winemaker Russell Joyce, who is a big Riesling geek himself, wanted to make a standout and exciting Dry Riesling. He’s succeeded. His 2018 Dry Riesling is bursting with energy and impressive for its superb line of minerality and flavor complexity. It shows what careful farming and winemaking can do with this varietal in California. This excellent and well-made white deserves your attention.
About this Wine
This wine smells and tastes like a tropical vacation – lychee, nectarine, kiwi, and blood orange. Its level of freshness, complexity, and slightly creamy mouthfeel all make the 2018 Joyce Dry Riesling compelling. Just 600 cases made.
A fun food wine, Riesling is quite versatile, enjoying the company of sweet-fleshed seafood like sole, halibut and cod, as well as shrimp and fresh oysters. And if you like spicy foods, Riesling is your wine. Enjoy!
Drink now through 2023.
- Technical Data
- Blend: 100% Riesling
- Alcohol: 12.5% | pH: 3.12 | Residual Sugar: 3.5 g/L
- Winemaking: Joyce Wine Co. crafts their Rieslings in the purest way they know how. Grapes are grown by veteran farmers, Luis Zabala and Joe Alarid, both of whom have been farming in the Salinas Valley for over three decades. The fruit was hand-harvested, foot-treaded to break the berries, fermented at cool temperatures, and finished dry. The wine was then aged on its lees for six months before being filtered prior to bottling. This wine sees minimal sulfur, only using a limited amount to ensure stabilization.
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