The first commercial release from the Nicholas’ 2-acre block for Riesling bodes well for the future of this 2008 planting. Aromas of kumquat, starfruit, apples and slate are joined by honeycomb, beeswax and candy corn, indicators of the partial fermentation in neutral French oak. Flavors begin with a spoonful of fresh apple sauce and finish with fresh-squeezed lime to balance the residual sugar (1.2%). It’s backed by more minerality, which should work well with breaded seafood, sushi or brats.
Production: 220 cases