2013 Bouchaine Las Brisas Vineyard Riesling
This wine is a paean to spring. It is redolent of white flower blossoms and a light balance that begets indulgence. This wine has a nice development of the classic petrol nose and faintly grapefruit-like style so prized by true Riesling addicts.
This wine is right at home with any traditional German or Alsatian fare and a proven delight with virtually all Pacific Rim and Asian cuisine. With an alcohol level that is thirty percent less than most wines it is a perfect beverage for warm afternoons.
Riesling is among the rarest of grape varieties planted in Carneros. We purchase the entire yield from the scant 1 acre planted in the 110 acre Las Brisas Vineyard which supplies our Pinot Blanc from an equally tiny 1 acre section. Las Brisas lies on a gentle west facing slope in the heart of Carneros. The vineyard is often covered in fog until noon or later when a cool breeze blows in from the Pacific Ocean and San Pablo Bay.