2018 Dry Riesling - Davis Vineyard
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2018 Dry Riesling - Davis Vineyard
2018 Dry Riesling - Davis Vineyard
2018 Dry Riesling - Davis Vineyard
2018 Dry Riesling - Davis Vineyard

Our crisp, refreshing Dry Riesling! Rated 92 points by BTI (The Beverage Testing Institute)!!

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BTI (The  Beverage Testing Institute) says:

"Straw color. Aromas of cedar, black tea, birch venik, and apple with a round, crisp, dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, long lemongrass, ginger, and wet stone finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A densely textured, cedar-inflected Riesling that offers a distinctive profile for lovers of the varietal."

See what else they have to say at:

Damiani Wine Cellars 2018 Single Vineyard Davis Riesling Finger Lakes USA Wine Review | Tastings



Blend: 100% Riesling
Harvest Date: 10/10 – 10/19/2018

Hand Harvested
Hand Sorted
Harvest Brix: 18.5°
Alcohol: 11.2%
Total Acidity: 8.1 g/L
pH: 3.10
Residual Sugar: 0.8%
Bottled: 7/3/2019

Cases Produced: 210

Viticulture & Vineyard Site

Structured and harmonious, yet strong and elegant, our Davis Vineyard is a spectacular representation of quality grape-growing in the Finger Lakes.  Hand-planted by Phil Davis' father in 1991 and our oldest vines about a quarter-mile off of the eastern shore of Seneca Lake on Howard Gravelly Loam, this 5 ½ acre site is perfectly suited to produce lively, old-world style wines.

Tasting Notes

Glowing like pale lemon quartz in the goblet, the latest release of the Davis Vineyard Dry Riesling is bright and refreshing.  Aromas of creamy lemon zest, kiwi and ground cherries mingle with delicate minerality.  The palate opens with the lightest hint of tart strawberry, a very mellow green apple, kiwi and both cantaloupe and honeydew finishing with a zesty, tingly mouthfeel.

Drink WindowThrough 2023+

Serving Temp.:  42 – 51°f

Vintage Notes

Simply put, 2018 was a challenge. The year started out just fine. Winter was relatively mild by Finger Lakes standards. Though we didn’t get much of a spring, what little we experienced was relatively average. By July, however, it was beginning to look like we might have a repeat of 2016-- we hadn’t seen any rain since mid-spring. We needn’t have worried—by the end of July it started raining and never stopped. It felt like we didn’t see the sun again for the rest of the year! So yes, the year was challenging. Faced with such intense humidity and not a lot of intense sunlight during harvest we were again reminded why our philosophy of hand harvesting all of our fruit is so important. This year hand harvesting allowed us to cull and drop any questionable fruit right there on the ground leaving us confident that we were starting with only the healthiest and most robust grapes we grew and that we were creating the best wines possible – just a little less of it.